Mag. 1.9 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Monday, 17 November 1980 at 21:29 (GMT)

Mag. 1.9 earthquake  - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Monday, 17 November 1980 at 21:29 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 4 km depth

Date & time: 17 Nov 1980 21:29:58 UTC
Magnitude: 1.9
Depth: 4.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.4°N / 125.41333°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Escanaba Segment (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) WSW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) W of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NW of Ukiah (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
4094 km (2544 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
4094 km (2544 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 1.94.1 kmoffshore Northern California (USA)USGS
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At magnitude 1.9, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.
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Mag. 1.9 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Monday, 17 November 1980 at 21:29 (GMT)
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