A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.53 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The 5.53-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:53:02 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -124.2983322° West, 40.2813339° North, depth 9.45 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.45 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/19 / 2019-06-23 03:53:02 / June 23, 2019 @ 3:53 am. Id of earthquake: nc73201181. Event ids that are associated: nc73201181, at00ptj9ge.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Fort Bragg (c. 7 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fort Bragg, McKinleyville, Arcata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 5 km SSW of Petrolia, CA.
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