A light earthquake with magnitude 4.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Petrolia in CA. A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.67 km (5 miles). The 4.38-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:18:13 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nc73139336. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pmdfac, nc73139336. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/19 / 2019-02-03 22:18:13 / February 3, 2019 @ 10:18 pm. Exact location of event, depth 7.67 km, -124.4361649° West, 40.3195° North.
The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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