Earthquake: The quake with a magnitude of 4.0 near Fortuna

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 was reported at 6:16 a.m. Sunday off the Pacific coast, 96 miles from Fortuna, California, and 99 miles from Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Eureka on Monday, shaking as far south as the Bay Area. In the last 10 days, there have been 29 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

Sunday’s earthquake struck at a depth of 5.0 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider report what you felt to the USGS.

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

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