5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Detected Near Ferndale, California

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.07 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ferndale in California on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.07-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:38 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.54 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72852151, at00otts4f. Id of event: nc72852151. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 00:02:38 / July 29, 2017 @ 12:02 am. Exact location of event, longitude -125.1918335 West, latitude 40.7636681 North, depth = 4.54 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayside, Arcata, McKinleyville.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/29/moderate-earthquake-m5-07-quake-has-struck-near-ferndale-in-california/

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