A minor earthquake magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The epicenter was at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 15:30:13 / December 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:30:13 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 21 km, -124.3571701° West, 40.2779999° North. Unique identifier: nc73316566. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73316566.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km SW of Petrolia, CA.
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