A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:55:34 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.371666 West, latitude 40.2811661 North, depth = 19.98 km. Event id: nc73502605. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73502605. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.98 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 11:55:34 / December 25, 2020 @ 11:55 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 9 km WSW of Petrolia, CA.
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