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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 26km W of Petrolia, CA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 26km W of Petrolia, CA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm (GMT -8) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 26km W of Petrolia, CA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

21 Jan 04:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
21 Jan 22:54: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.5 to 19.8 km (from 3.4 to 12.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.2 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 21, 2022 04:55:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm (GMT -8)
Depth19.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.29817°N / 124.5875°W (California, United States)
Antipode40.298°S / 55.413°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoClear Lake (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities41 km (26 mi) SW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) SW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Redway (pop: 1,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) SW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) SSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Westhaven-Moonstone (pop: 1,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NW of Fort Bragg (Mendocino County) (pop: 7,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 9.9°C (50 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.620 km26km W of Petrolia, CAUSGS
2.620 kmNear Coast of N. CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Blue ridge ga (3564.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It was shaking my trailaor like it was bouncing it of blocks a few minutes before 12 am  
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