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peoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:02 PM
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6.5 Mag Earthquake strikes 24 miles off Northern California coast
Source: MSNBC

Breaking NeWs at the top of MSNBC news page.

No link yet.
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scipan Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:06 PM
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1. USGS map
It also says 6.5.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps...

* 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288) from Ferndale, CA
* 39 km (24 miles) W (261) from Humboldt Hill, CA
* 41 km (26 miles) WSW (256) from Bayview, CA
* 43 km (27 miles) WSW (253) from Eureka, CA
* 361 km (224 miles) NW (312) from Sacramento, CA
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scipan Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:11 PM
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4. 4 aftershocks so far
In reverse chronological order.

3.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA40.67N -124.67W 6Km Deep 2010-01-10 00:50:58 UTC2010-01-09 16:50:58 LOCAL NC71338091 7
3.8 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA40.69N -124.58W 12Km Deep 2010-01-10 00:48:37 UTC2010-01-09 16:48:37 LOCAL NC71338081 16
2.7 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA39.64N -120.83W 21Km Deep 2010-01-10 00:44:01 UTC2010-01-09 16:44:01 LOCAL NC71338076 73
3.7 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA40.44N -125.05W 4Km Deep 2010-01-10 00:42:34 UTC2010-01-09 16:42:34 LOCAL NC71338071 15
6.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA40.67N -124.66W 16Km Deep 2010-01-10 00:27:39 UTC2010-01-09 16:27:39 LOCAL NC71338066 3668
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:07 PM
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2. I felt this quake eastern Humboldt county big time. nt
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:16 PM
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7. I'm in northern Humboldt
just found all 3 cats. I was afraid one had run off but just found her luckily!
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:47 PM
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16. Good news
Animals can really freak out, though mine never manage to do more than just rearrange themselves on the bed.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:09 PM
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3. here's a link
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...

Earthquake DetailsMagnitude	6.5
Date-Time Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 00:27:39 UTC
Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 04:27:39 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 40.674N, 124.655W
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Region OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288) from Ferndale, CA
39 km (24 miles) W (261) from Humboldt Hill, CA
41 km (26 miles) WSW (256) from Bayview, CA
43 km (27 miles) WSW (253) from Eureka, CA
361 km (224 miles) NW (312) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 1.1 km (0.7 miles)
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:11 PM
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5. tsumani is not expected
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2010/01/10/308326/01/message...

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement issued 01/9/2010 at 4:32PM PST

At 4:28 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 9, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.4 occurred 15 miles/24 Km southwest of Eureka, California.

The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

The location and magnitude are based on preliminary information. Further information will be issued by the United States Geological Survey or the appropriate regional seismic network.
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scipan Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:15 PM
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6. Ferndale reports: very strong shaking, moderate damage
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:16 PM
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8. I have friends in SF and Sacramento. Hope they are OK
I will have to try to see if I can get thru to them
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:22 PM
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9. I didn't feel it here
in the SF Bay Area. And it didn't seem to affect my internets.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:33 PM
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11. My daughter just called from Sacramento and didn't know anything about the quake until I told her
I was checking it out on IRIS Sesimic map and the date is given as Jan 10th - which is Sunday - tomorrow. These IRIS people msut be in the South Pacific area or Australia.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:06 PM
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24. I saw the date discrepancy also but never thought about where it
might be coming from. Hopefully it is over now.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:33 PM
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12. Im in sac and nothing....
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:34 PM
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13. I'm between SF and Sacramento
Nada. Zilch. Zip.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:35 PM
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14. didn't feel a thing in Sacramento
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:50 PM
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17. Thanks for all the feedback. I feel better.. :D
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 09:43 PM
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33. Didn't feel a thing in Sacramento. nt
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 10:25 PM
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35. I live in northwestern Sacramento county and I felt nothing...
However, folks north of me in Yuba and Nevada county felt it, as well as Shasta county felt it.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:31 PM
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10. self delete, wrong information.
Edited on Sat Jan-09-10 07:33 PM by Jefferson23
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:38 PM
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15. What did I hear about the seals leaving San Francisco and being found
in Oregon?

People wondered if they sensed a coming earthquake.

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:51 PM
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18. Wow! That is incredible....
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:53 PM
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19. Sea Lions and yes, they are here,
I am 235 miles north from Ferndale.
Nada.
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:57 PM
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20. Quake location closer to Oregon than San Francisco. nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 09:37 PM
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32. Wow -- amazing -- !!!
Edited on Sat Jan-09-10 09:38 PM by defendandprotect
And what we do with animal life is simply exploit it --!!

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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:22 AM
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41. I had heard they had disappeared
and at a family dinner last week we were wondering if it meant an impending quake. I had not heard they appeared in Oregon. Too neat.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 06:56 AM
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44. Very interesting food for thought, thanks.
I'm sure you folks are well prepared.

Oh, wait (N.O.).
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:00 PM
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45. Another thread on DU indicates they are after
anchovies or whatever they eat, and that traversing the eventual earthquake area on their way to Oregon wouldn't make sense.

It's an interesting coincidence, but the food thing sounds more likely.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:58 PM
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21. My first quake in Redding
x(
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 07:59 PM
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22. This area is known as the Mendocino Triple Junction.
Three tectonic plates interact here: North American, Pacific and Gorda. The San Andreas and Mendocino faults and Cascadia Subduction Zone come together resulting in numerous and sometimes strong temblors. It is very geologically active.
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:02 PM
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23. did not feel it in San Jose.
reports say they felt it in Capitola,south of here?
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:09 PM
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25. yes you are right
you should attempt to study the archeology in this region. It is quite bizarre for there really isn't any.

The reason for this has been attributed to the idea that a tsunami once swept through this region taking everything with it.

Who knows? :shrug:

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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:30 PM
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29. I would like to be in that area,
but I live in Ohio. It's that pesky user name. I saw on a related thread that you're somewhere in Humboldt. Hoping all is well.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:49 PM
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30. Didn't the last tsunami warning for our coast originate from a quake
in the same area -- 2005 maybe?
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 09:50 PM
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34. I'm not sure.
See #29. :)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 10:40 PM
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37. You're not a former member of the Sir Douglas Quintet, are you?
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 04:49 AM
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43. Why yes I am.
Doug moved us to Cal because Humboldt Bud rules over Texas Ditchweed.

Actually I just picked the name after a trip up that way in 03.
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eagertolearn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 12:05 AM
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39. Yes I was camping with my kids at the beach in San Diego and
remember getting a call to go in land because of that quake but there was never a tsunami.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 12:11 AM
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40. And the epicenter was just about in that area, right?
I first heard about it on DU because a poster here was with a FEMA employee whose pager went off.

In San Francisco, we got the word about an hour later -- 15 minutes or so before the wave would have hit. Someone forgot to mind a fax machine at City Hall.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:12 PM
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26. Photos of damage from the Ferndale area here
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:13 PM
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27. Love the Eureka area! Parents used to live there until about
ten years ago. I lived in the King Salmon area for a few months in '79, and was amazed at how often we got little shakes; and on the newspaper weather page was a weekly tracking report of seismic activity.

Hope everyone is okay!
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ocd liberal Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 08:29 PM
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28. Felt nothing in Pacific Grove
so what else is new?
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VanW Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 09:07 PM
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31. Video of quake:

A young girl is practicing her cheerleading in her living room, with a friend/relative taking the video. Shaking starts at 0:20. Poor kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfK1CHTgEDI
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 10:26 PM
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36. 6.5 QUAKE rocks Humbolt County (SFGATE.COM)
(01-09) 18:39 PST EUREKA -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Humboldt County coast Saturday afternoon, cutting power in Eureka and causing damage across the county.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/0...

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AnotherDreamWeaver Donating Member (917 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 11:13 PM
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38. Didn't feel it near Fort Ross in Sonoma County
But I did well finding gold and white chanterelle mushrooms, one Matsutake and what I hope are candy caps, (will 'smell' them when they dry to see)

Also spent a lot of time doing "tick check" and removing several.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:31 AM
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42. Felt it pretty good here in Redding
Knew it was an earthquake right away but was not worried. I was in the Loma Prieta earthquake of '89 fairly close to the epicenter and this quake today was nothing close to that.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:26 PM
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46. Has anybody heard from mike_c?? He's up in that area......
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 10:48 PM
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47. No but it's the beginning of a new semester or quarter
so he may just be very busy working right now.
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