A minor earthquake magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.16 km (10 miles). Event id: nc73440191. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73440191. Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 00:00:35 / August 9, 2020 @ 12:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -124.6671677° West, latitude 40.3138351° North, depth = 16.16 km. The 3.72-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:00:35 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 32 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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