A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -124.3600006° West, latitude 40.284832° North, depth = 19.35 km. Id of earthquake: nc73494460. Event ids that are associated: nc73494460. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 16:34:15 / December 6, 2020 @ 4:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.35 km (12 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:34:15 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 8 km SW of Petrolia, CA.
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