A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 264 km W of Ferndale, California (164 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/19 / 2019-05-05 06:46:57 / May 5, 2019 @ 6:46 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -127.3887° West, latitude 40.6285° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pr0qub, us70003gxb. Id of event: us70003gxb. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:46:57 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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