A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 06:09:44 / February 22, 2020 @ 6:09 am. Id of earthquake: nc73344490. Event ids that are associated: nc73344490. Exact location of earthquake, -124.3304977° West, 40.3288345° North, depth 6.58 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:09:44 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.58 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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