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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Ferndale

August 21, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near Ferndale.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening five miles from Ferndale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:23 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 11.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Fortuna, Calif., 21 miles from Eureka, 26 miles from Bayside and 198 miles from Sacramento.

In the past ten days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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