A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.65 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -124.474° West, 40.2981667° North, depth 7.65 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/19 / 2019-02-02 16:00:20 / February 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:00:20 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc73139126. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jcfa, nc73139126.
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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