Weak mag. 3.3 earthquake - 29 mi southwest of Fortuna, California, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 3.3 earthquake - 29 mi southwest of Fortuna, California, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 24 km depth

14 Nov 05:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
14 Nov 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.5 to 23.5 km (from 10.3 to 14.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards E.
Update Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 05:54
Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Eureka, California
3.5 quake 26 miles WSW of Ferndale, California, 13 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -8)
3.5 quake 26 miles WSW of Ferndale, California, 13 Nov 9.50 pm (GMT -8)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.5 quake in the California near the town of Ferndale only 4 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Friday 13 November 2020 at 9.50 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10.3 miles. 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.5 as well.
Despite its relatively small magnitude, the quake could probably be felt very close to the epicenter. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ferndale (pop. 1,400) located 26 miles from the epicenter, Loleta (pop. 800) 29 miles away, Indianola (pop. 800) 31 miles away, Fortuna (pop. 12,000) 32 miles away, Rio Dell (pop. 3,400) 32 miles away, Eureka (pop. 27,000) 38 miles away, Bayside (pop. 17,100) 44 miles away, and Arcata (pop. 17,800) 45 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Nov 2020 05:50:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 23.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.43617°N / 124.66817°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) WSW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) NW of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) NW of Vacaville (pop: 96,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.324 km35km WNW of Petrolia, CA, USAUSGS
3.223 kmOFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

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