Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 mi southwest of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 9:32 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 mi southwest of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 9:32 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

14 Dec 05:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
Update Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 05:39
Small magnitude 3.2 quake hits 43 miles southwest of Ferndale, California, United States in the evening
3.2 quake 13 Dec 9:32 pm (GMT -8)
3.2 quake 13 Dec 9:32 pm (GMT -8)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the evening on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 9:32 pm local time near Ferndale, Humboldt County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 0.4 mile. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ferndale (pop. 1,400, 43 miles away), Loleta (pop. 780, 46 miles away), Fortuna (pop. 12,000, 48 miles away), and Scotia (pop. 850, 49 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Dec 2020 05:32:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 9:32 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 0.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.36467°N / 125.0235°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Escanaba Segment (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (43 mi) WSW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SW of Medford (Oregon) (pop: 79,800) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NW of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.4°C (53 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 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
3.20.6 km63km W of Petrolia, CA, USAUSGS
3.11 kmOFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
87.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
87.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2680 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Clovis ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Los Angeles / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
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