Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Sun, 18 Jul 2021, 06:5806:58 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only 11 minutes ago 38 miles southwest of Eureka, California, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.
5.1 quake 17 Jul 11:46 pm (GMT -7)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 17 miles beneath the epicenter near Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, late at night on Saturday 17 July 2021 at 11:46 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Ferndale (pop. 1,400) located 22 miles from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Rio Dell (pop. 3,400) located 25 miles from the epicenter, Fortuna (pop. 12,000) 27 miles away, Hydesville (pop. 1,200) 27 miles away, Eureka (pop. 27,000) 38 miles away, Bayside (pop. 17,100) 43 miles away, Arcata (pop. 17,800) 44 miles away, and McKinleyville (pop. 15,200) 49 miles away.
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Date & time: 17 Jul 11:46 pm (GMT -7) local time (18 Jul 2021 06:46 GMT)
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.32°N / 124.51°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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