Mag. 2.8 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Saturday, 13 December 1980 at 17:42 (GMT)

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Saturday, 13 December 1980 at 17:42 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 24 km depth

Date & time: 13 Dec 1980 17:42:02 UTC
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 24.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.43367°N / 125.3485°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Escanaba Segment (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) W of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) W of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) W of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) WSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NW of Ukiah (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
4088 km (2540 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
4088 km (2540 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: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.824 kmoffshore Northern California (USA)USGS
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Mag. 2.8 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Saturday, 13 December 1980 at 17:42 (GMT)
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