A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Petrolia in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.43 km (10 miles). The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:19 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -124.564003 West, latitude 40.2798347 North, depth = 16.43 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73522931. Id of event: nc73522931. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 06:39:19 / February 14, 2021 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka. The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km WSW of Petrolia, CA.
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