A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:55 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 19:50:55 / December 8, 2020 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73495325. Id of event: nc73495325. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.08 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -124.4964981 West, latitude 40.2798347 North, depth = 19.08 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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