A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Fortuna in CA. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 02:37:11 / December 5, 2020 @ 2:37 am. The temblor was detected at 02:37:11 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73493750. Id of event: nc73493750. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.47 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -124.1633301° West, latitude 40.6253319° North, depth = 22.47 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km N of Fortuna, CA.
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