|Information from the UCB & USGS Menlo Park|
|Location:||37 km W of Eureka, CA
|Date & Time (Local):||2002/06/17
|Date & Time (UTC):||2002/06/17
This earthquake occurred in the most seismically active area in California. The Cape Mendocino region is part of a complex geological area, where the Pacific, North America, and Gorda plates meet, and is known as a "triple junction". A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred near here in March of 2000.