A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 255 km W of Ferndale, California (158 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -127.2776° West, latitude 40.7836° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 06:56:01 / May 18, 2020 @ 6:56 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qailxa, us70009jgt. Id of event: us70009jgt. The temblor was picked up at 22:56:01 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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