The earthquake occurred nine miles from Eureka, 12 miles from McKinleyville, 14 miles from Fortuna and 78 miles from Redding.
In the past 10 days, an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater has occurred nearby.
According to a sample of recent three-year data, California and Nevada have an average of 234 earthquakes of magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 per year.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to USGS.
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