Earthquake: Magnitude 3.4 quake reported near Fortuna, Calif.

A map shows the location of an earthquake in California.
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was felt early Sunday 19 miles from Fortuna, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 3:40 a.m. Sunday 19 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 30 miles from Eureka, 36 miles from Arcata, 42 miles from McKinleyville and 98 miles from Ukiah.

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


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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.1 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Are you ready for when the Big One hits? Get ready for the next big earthquake by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps over six weeks. Learn more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, Lucy Jones’ most important advice and more at

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.