A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73287645. Id of event: nc73287645. Exact location of earthquake, -124.6026688° West, 40.3093338° North, depth 17.23 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:17:32 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.23 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 23:17:32 / October 6, 2019 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). 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).
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 27 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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