A light earthquake magnitude 4.01 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from The Geysers in CA on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.06 km (3 miles). The 4.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:43 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -122.7503357° West, latitude 38.784832° North, depth = 4.06 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 11:45:43 / August 12, 2020 @ 11:45 am. Unique identifier: nc73443355. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73443355, ew1597232743.
The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vallejo (c. 115 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fairfield (c. 105 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vacaville (c. 92 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fairfax, Dixon, Vallejo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 1 km NNE of The Geysers, CA.
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