Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 mi southwest of Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 7:25 pm (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 mi southwest of Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 7:25 pm (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 21 km depth

12 Jan 03:27 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
12 Jan 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.8 to 20.6 km (from 12.3 to 12.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.7 mi) towards WSW.
Update Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 03:33
Small magnitude 3.5 earthquake 25 miles southwest of Fortuna, California, United States
3.5 quake 11 Jan 7:25 pm (GMT -8)
3.5 quake 11 Jan 7:25 pm (GMT -8)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred early evening on Monday 11 January 2021 at 7:25 pm local time near Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 12 miles. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Scotia (pop. 850) located 20 miles from the epicenter, Ferndale (pop. 1,400) 21 miles away, Fortuna (pop. 12,000) 25 miles away, Loleta (pop. 780) 26 miles away, and Redway (pop. 1,200) 31 miles away. In Eureka (pop. 27,000, 38 miles away), Bayside (pop. 17,100, 42 miles away), and Arcata (pop. 17,800, 43 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 03:25:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 11 Jan 2021 7:25 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 20.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.272°N / 124.40383°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SW of Scotia (Humboldt County) (pop: 850) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Redway (pop: 1,230) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SW of Willow Creek (pop: 1,710) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NW of Windsor (Sonoma County) (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 11.4°C (52 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from ESE
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

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3.221 km9km WSW of Petrolia, CA, USAUSGS

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