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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 82km W of Petrolia, CA on Sunday, 7 January 2018

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 82km W of Petrolia, CA on Sunday, 7 January 2018
Jan 7 19:08: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 70.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 0.1 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 70.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 0.1 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 70.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 0.1 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 70.0 km.
Jan 7 19:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 0.1 km.
Jan 7 19:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Jan 7 20:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 29.5 km.
Date & time: Sun, 7 Jan 19:01:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-01-07 11:01:00 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 29.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.3987°N / 125.2447°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Escanaba Segment (201 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 7 Jan
Sun, 7 Jan 19:00 UTCM 4.7OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA[Map]EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 9 Jan
Tue, 9 Jan 06:00 UTCM 3.1 - [info] (227 km)OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
SAN JOSE / not felt
Tue, 9 Jan 15:20 UTCM 2.7 / 4.1 km - [info] (221 km)- 60km W of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 14 Jan
Sun, 14 Jan 07:28 UTCM 3.3 / 10 km - [info] (72 km)- 227km W of Ferndale, California
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 16 Jan
Tue, 16 Jan 02:01 UTCM 2.7 / 24.3 km - [info] (207 km)- 33km WNW of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 19 Jan
Fri, 19 Jan 23:10 UTCM 2.8 / 16 km - [info] (204 km)OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 23 Jan
Tue, 23 Jan 01:32 UTCM 2.8 / 0.7 km - [info] (68 km)- 3km E of Willits, CA
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 25 Jan
Thu, 25 Jan 16:39 UTCM 5.8 / 12 km - [info] (98 km)- 204km W of Ferndale, California
[Map]
USGS
Loleta / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Trina M Horner 8304 ne 159th st Vancouver, washing (681.6 km S from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt vibration under my feet. (via app)
Eureka (United States) (183 km E from epicenter)(no details): Shoching slow long 10/20 (via EMSC)
Caspar (United States) (259 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was on second floor of wood house, door shook and glasses moved a little. Lasted about 5 seconds. (via EMSC)
Rio Dell (United States) (200 km E from epicenter)(no details): Couple of seconds of light shaking. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Thu, 25 Jan 17:24 UTCM 5.0 / 2 km - [info] (106 km)OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 3 Feb
Sat, 3 Feb 03:12 UTCM 4.3 / 13.3 km - [info] (170 km)- 103km WNW of Ferndale, CA
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 7 Feb
Wed, 7 Feb 15:58 UTCM 2.7 / 5.1 km - [info] (194 km)- 88km W of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 13 Feb
Tue, 13 Feb 17:45 UTCM 2.8 / 12.9 km - [info] (198 km)- 86km W of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 27 Feb
Tue, 27 Feb 20:31 UTCM 3.0 / 23 km - [info] (214 km)OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 5 Mar
Mon, 5 Mar 13:54 UTCM 2.7 / 19.7 km - [info] (204 km)- 91km W of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Fri, 9 Mar
Fri, 9 Mar 06:01 UTCM 4.5 / 13 km - [info] (219 km)OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Eureka, CA (66 km NE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was laying in bed when I felt a couple quick seconds of shaking. (via app)
San Francisco (United States) (346 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I witnessed 3 ripples in my water glass (via EMSC)
Redway (United States of America) (72 km E from epicenter)(no details): Quick jolt, rocking motion (via EMSC)
Fortuna (United States) (51 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very light rolling quake (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sat, 10 Mar
Sat, 10 Mar 01:21 UTCM 2.9 / 24 km - [info] (203 km)NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 12 Mar
Mon, 12 Mar 00:52 UTCM 2.7 / 19.9 km - [info] (199 km)- 12km SW of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 14 Mar
Wed, 14 Mar 15:41 UTCM 2.9 / 29.3 km - [info] (212 km)- 12km NW of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 21 Mar
Wed, 21 Mar 13:50 UTCM 2.6 / 18.1 km - [info] (208 km)- 31km W of Bayview, CA
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 22 Mar
Thu, 22 Mar 03:57 UTCM 2.6 / 20 km - [info] (209 km)OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 22 Mar 16:24 UTCM 4.6 / 24.5 km - [info] (196 km)- 17km W of Humboldt Hill, CA
[Map]
USGS
(18.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Fortuna CA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was scared and my animals were alarmed, things fell off of counters.
(28.4 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Mckinleyville (United States of America) (25 km NE from epicenter)(no details): tiny fist wave followed by a larger second wave after a couple seconds (via EMSC)
Eureka (United States) (10 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it. Desk moved as if I bumped or kicked it. Not very strong or long lasting though. (via EMSC)
Eureka (United States of America) (31 km E from epicenter)(no details): Nice, rolling earthquake that lasted a while (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Fri, 23 Mar
Fri, 23 Mar 03:09 UTCM 4.7 / 25.2 km - [info] (221 km)- 22km WNW of Petrolia, CA[Map]USGS
Fri, 23 Mar 03:18 UTCM 2.9 / 23.6 km - [info] (216 km)- 18km NW of Petrolia, CA[Map]USGS
Mon, 26 Mar
Mon, 26 Mar 08:08 UTCM 2.9 / 1.7 km - [info] (190 km)- 92km WNW of Bayview, CA
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 27 Mar
Tue, 27 Mar 22:54 UTCM 2.6 / 20.2 km - [info] (175 km)- 17km ESE of Hydesville, CA
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 7 Apr
Sat, 7 Apr 13:50 UTCM 3.4 / 1 km - [info] (226 km)- 55km W of Petrolia, CA
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 10 Apr
Tue, 10 Apr 06:51 UTCM 2.7 / 25.5 km - [info] (153 km)- 32km SSW of Willow Creek, CA
[Map]
USGS

 

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