A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Thursday. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:05:18 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73227481. Id of event: nc73227481. Global time and date of event 18/07/19 / 2019-07-18 10:05:18 / July 18, 2019 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.65 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -124.4990005° West, latitude 40.2958336° North, depth = 19.65 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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