A light earthquake with magnitude 4.99 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. Unique identifier: nc73390330. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73390330. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.6018295 West, latitude 40.4111671 North, depth = 14.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 07:03:05 / May 18, 2020 @ 7:03 am. The 4.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:03:05 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.44 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 57 km (35 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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