A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Unique identifier: nc73355745. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73355745. Exact location of event, depth 16.93 km, -124.7556667° West, 40.424° North. The temblor was picked up at 15:17:44 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.93 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 23:17:44 / March 18, 2020 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka. 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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