International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 256000
Event time 2020-09-03 11:11:58 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 18:11:58 - [It was evening in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 11:13:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.4
Depth 18 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent North-America
Country USA
Administration area California
Nearest settlement Capetown
Distance 5 km
Course ENE
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
Humboldt Bay (29.96 km)
Nearest marine ports
Fields Landing (27.24 km), Eureka (36.92 km), Samoa (38.71 km)
Nearest airports
Murray Field (39.27 km), California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (57.68 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.