A minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.95 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc73336226. Event ids that are associated: nc73336226. The temblor was reported at 00:20:24 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7.95 km, -124.3743362° West, 40.2996674° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 08:20:24 / February 6, 2020 @ 8:20 am.
The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 8 km WSW of Petrolia, CA.
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