A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 260 km W of Ferndale, California (162 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 20:21:35 / August 2, 2020 @ 8:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.66 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8er. Id of event: us6000b8er. Exact location of event, depth 11.66 km, -127.3344° West, 40.4377° North. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:21:35 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 260 km W of Ferndale, California.
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