Earthquake: Magnitude 3.7 quake hits near Fortuna, Calif.

A map showing the epicenter of an earthquake reported Sunday at 7:46 a.m. 23 miles from Fortuna, Calif.
An earthquake was reported at 7:46 a.m. Sunday 23 miles from Fortuna, Calif., the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday at 7:46 a.m. 23 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The offshore earthquake occurred 33 miles from Eureka, 40 miles from Arcata and 99 miles from Ukiah, Calif.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.1 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

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