A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. The temblor was reported at 08:21:32 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 16:21:32 / August 23, 2019 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -124.7391663 West, latitude 40.2714996 North, depth = 22.89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.89 km (14 miles). Event id: nc73256975. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73256975.
The epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eureka, Fortuna (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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