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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 36 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 5:23 am (GMT -8) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 36 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 5:23 am (GMT -8) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 36 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 5:23 am (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 30 km depth

2 Dec 13:26 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
2 Dec 21:04: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.7 to 30.1 km (from 19.7 to 18.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.5 km (2.8 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2022 13:23:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 2, 2022 at 5:23 am (GMT -8)
Depth30.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.31183°N / 124.377°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Antipode40.312°S / 55.623°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoClear Lake (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) SSW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SW of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Redway (pop: 1,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) SSW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 0.7°C (33 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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.
2.430 km8km W of Petrolia, CAUSGS
2.430 kmNear Coast of N. CaliforniaRaspberryShake
2.410 kmNear Coast Of Northern Calif.IRIS


Seismic station: Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA, USA (MCCM/BK network) | Distance from quake: 273 km / 170 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA, 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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