A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Rio Dell in CA on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73293740. Id of event: nc73293740. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 07:11:53 / October 18, 2019 @ 7:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.1699982 West, latitude 40.4715004 North, depth = 25.59 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.59 km (16 miles). The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:11:53 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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