A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Blue Lake in CA. Event id: nc73354845. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73354845. The temblor was reported at 19:31:37 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.43 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 03:31:37 / March 17, 2020 @ 3:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude -123.883667 West, latitude 40.741333 North, depth = 25.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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