Earthquake: 4.2 quake hits near Fortuna, Calif.

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported May 19 at 8:58 a.m. 22 miles from Fortuna, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 8:58 a.m. Pacific time 22 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 27 miles from Eureka, 34 miles from Arcata and 39 miles from McKinleyville, Calif.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

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