Mag. 3.2 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Friday, 3 April 1981 at 00:59 (GMT)

Mag. 3.2 earthquake  - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Friday, 3 April 1981 at 00:59 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

Date & time: 3 Apr 1981 12:59:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 4.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.1475°N / 124.9405°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Central Segment (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) WNW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200)
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000)
90 km (56 mi) NW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000)
92 km (57 mi) SW of Crescent City (Del Norte County) (pop: 6,770)
102 km (64 mi) NW of Scotia (Humboldt County) (pop: 850)
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Brookings (Curry County, Oregon) (pop: 6,480)
223 km (139 mi) WNW of Redding (pop: 91,600)
306 km (190 mi) WNW of Chico (pop: 90,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.24.7 kmoffshore Northern California (USA)USGS
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