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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 6:41 pm (GMT -8) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 6:41 pm (GMT -8) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 6:41 pm (GMT -8)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 8 km depth

6 Jan 02:43 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
6 Jan 02:45: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 6, 2022 02:41:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 6:41 pm (GMT -8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.2065°N / 126.0261°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Antipode40.207°S / 53.974°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt8 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoEscanaba Segment (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities155 km (96 mi) WSW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) WSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
311 km (193 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) NW of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
413 km (256 mi) NW of San Francisco (pop: 864,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
429 km (267 mi) WNW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
480 km (298 mi) NW of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12°C (54 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.38 km155 Km WSW of Ferndale, CaliforniaUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Corvallis, Oregon, USA (COR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 536 km / 333 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Corvallis, Oregon, USA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (15)

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Eureka / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : I got earthquake alert on my phone literally one second before the earthquake. It was a fairly noticeable bump and then little vibrations afterwards. | 13 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Fortuna ca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Rolling along weakly | 4 users found this interesting.  
Eureka ca (171.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Noticed while laying in bed, very, very small | 3 users found this interesting.  
McKinleyville, CA (183.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Sitting down | 2 users found this interesting.  
Eureka (169.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Shook the ceiling fan and spooked the dogs | 2 users found this interesting.  
Brookings oregon / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I felt a shaking..but it was so light I almost dismissed it. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Calabasas, Los Angeles, California (936.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kamloops, BC / not felt (reported through our app)
Eureka / not felt (reported through our app)
San Marcos / not felt (reported through our app)
San Diego / not felt (reported through our app)
lake isabella / not felt (reported through our app)
ANDERSON, Ca walking through my house. / not felt
Fortuna, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
lake isabella / not felt (reported through our app)

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