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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 06:40 AM

Ten earthquakes strike the coast of Northern California in less than 24 hours

Ten earthquakes of preliminary magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.5 struck off the coast of Northern California between Saturday and Sunday, the United States Geological Survey reports.

The series of earthquakes rumbled beneath the Pacific Ocean, between 3 miles and 27 miles west of Petrolia in Humboldt County.

The first earthquake struck early Saturday morning at a magnitude of 4.3, while a second earthquake, of 3.2 magnitude, rumbled about 30 minutes later. Three additional earthquakes hit between 4:30 p.m. and 5:38 p.m. Saturday in the same area, registering magnitudes between 2.9 and 3.6, USGS reported. A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck that night, at 11:37 p.m.


The geological activity continued into Sunday. USGS reported four earthquakes near Petrolia between 2:18 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 3.4 to 4.5.

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mfcorey1 Feb 4 OP
Fuzzpope Feb 4 #1
defacto7 Feb 4 #2
Fuzzpope Feb 4 #3
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WhiteTara Feb 4 #5
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 07:39 AM

1. Is this normal??

 

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 07:56 AM

2. It's not abnormal, but it's an interesting cluster.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:06 AM

4. Very likely, I'd say ...

given Earth's age.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:46 AM

5. Petrolia has lots of quakes

it's on a major fault line. 10 in such a short period of time would be concerning to me if I lived there. It might signal a very large quake coming.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:31 PM

6. My wife and I live in Humboldt County. Didn't feel a thing.

Of course, we're quite a ways from Petrolia.

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