Earthquake: 5.4 magnitude tremor near Fortuna, California.

Earthquake: 5.4 magnitude tremor near Fortuna, California.

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  • January 1, 2023
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A magnitude 5.4 earthquake was reported Sunday at 10:35 a.m. Pacific Time 13 miles from Fortuna, California, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 26 miles from Eureka, 26 miles from Arcata, 35 miles from McKinleyville and 81 miles from Redding.

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

According to a recent data sample spanning three years, an average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur in California and Nevada each year.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.3 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before and during an earthquake near you by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps over six weeks. Find out more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, top advice from Lucy Jones and more at latimes.com/Unshaken.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors recent earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you want to learn more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.

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