A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Tuesday. Event id: nc73449406. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73449406. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 12:00:46 / August 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.85 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:00:46 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -124.3496704° West, latitude 40.3434982° North, depth = 16.85 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WNW of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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