A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.02 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 13:12:55 / May 3, 2020 @ 1:12 pm. Unique identifier: nc73379725. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73379725. Exact location of event, depth 10.02 km, -124.4786682° West, 40.3263321° North. The 3.39-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:12:55 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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