A light earthquake with magnitude 4.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 102 km W of Petrolia, CA (63 miles). Exact location of event, depth 2.19 km, -125.4779968° West, 40.4258347° North. Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 13:22:03 / January 12, 2021 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.19 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc73510010. Event ids that are associated: nc73510010. The temblor was picked up at 13:22:03 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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: 102 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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