A minor earthquake magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.97 km (12 miles). The 3.45-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:27:59 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.302002 West, latitude 40.2861671 North, depth = 18.97 km. Id of earthquake: nc73312361. Event ids that are associated: nc73312361. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 04:27:59 / December 7, 2019 @ 4:27 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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