A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 21:26:05 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:26 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.3 km (12 miles). The 3.29-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:26:05 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73508755. Unique identifier: nc73508755. Exact location of earthquake, -124.3625031° West, 40.3561668° North, depth 19.3 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (33 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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