A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.17 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00q7ethv, nc73355700. Unique identifier: nc73355700. Exact location, longitude -124.4424973° West, latitude 40.347332° North, depth = 28.56 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 22:08:21 / March 18, 2020 @ 10:08 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:08:21 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.56 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 14 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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