4.6 Magnitude Strikes Petrolia, California

Earthquake location 40.4323349S, -124.430336W

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -124.430336 West, latitude 40.4323349 North, depth = 24.98 km. Global time and date of event 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 04:55:26 / March 29, 2019 @ 4:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:55:26 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc73157855. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pp430e, nc73157855. A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.98 km (16 miles).

Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/03/29/light-earthquake-4-16-mag-strikes-near-petrolia-in-ca/

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