A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 221 km W of Ferndale, California (137 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -126.8693 West, latitude 40.4108 North, depth = 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 14:06:27 / April 12, 2019 @ 2:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ppupur, us700034z9. Unique identifier: us700034z9. The temblor was reported at 06:06:27 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 221 km W of Ferndale, California.
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