Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake & Others In California

Bridget Mulroy
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California was jolted by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake earlier this month. Thankfully, the earthquake, and others reported below, didn’t have a major impact. Despite this, it was noted to have been significant (by USGS) due to its shallow depth.

The earthquakes reported below were all picked up by California’s tsunami detection system. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

Most of California’s earthquakes are shallow, and thoroughly investigated because of this. Shallow earthquakes are felt more than deeper earthquakes since the seismic waves have less space to travel.

The San Andreas Fault is known as a strike-slip fault since it falls along a boundary where two tectonic plates slide against each other in opposite directions. The American Plate slides Southward, and the Pacific Plate slides Northward; the Pacific Plate slides at a much faster rate than the American Plate. Seismic activity is usually more active on the Pacific Plate side of the fault line.

The following earthquake has been documented by USGS, CalTech, EarthquakeTrack, and other contributors within California’s extensive seismic research programs. All are credible and globally recognized seismic activity monitoring systems. UTC is an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time.

Anyone with the MyShake App was alerted for the following quake. There is no need to panic since seismic activity along the San Andreas Fault Line is normal.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 46 km West Northwest of Petrolia, California: On 11 November 2023 at 3:15 PM UTC, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Petrolia, California, at a depth of 17.4 km.

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 7 km East Southeast of Ojai, California: On 3 November 2023 at 8:20 PM UTC, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Ojai, California, at a depth of 6.9 km.

Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Struck 12 km Southeast of Bodfish, California: On 27 November 2023 at 10:37 AM UTC, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck Bodfish, California, at a depth of 4.4 km.

Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 8 km North Northwest of Ferndale, California: On 22 November 2023 at 3:49 PM UTC, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Ferndale, California, at a depth of 22.7 km.

Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Struck 14 km South Southwest of Ferndale, California: On 25 November 2023 at 6:18 PM UTC, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Ferndale, California, at a depth of 21 km.

Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Struck 10 km West Northwest of Bridgeport, California: On 23 November 2023 at 11:15 PM UTC, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck Bridgeport, California, at a depth of 10.2 km.

Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Struck 11 km West Northwest of Bridgeport, California: On 26 November 2023 at 3:13 PM UTC, a magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck Bridgeport, California, at a depth of .6 km.


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Hi, I’m Bridget. I’m based in Red Bank, New Jersey, Calabasas, California, & Manhattan, New York. I cover geology, seismology, botany, biology, & community news. USGS Verified ✅

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