A light earthquake magnitude 4.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The 4.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:27:38 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.89 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 16:27:38 / March 22, 2020 @ 4:27 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: nc73357410. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73357410, at00q7lse2. Exact location of event, depth 11.89 km, -124.8233337° West, 40.425499° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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 in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 47 km WNW of Petrolia, CA.
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