Tuesday, April 29, 2008

EARTHQUAKE!!! 5.3 ------ EUREKA, CA.

Version #3: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.This is a computer-generated message. This event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.

A moderate earthquake occurred at 8:03:06 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.The magnitude 5.2 event occurred 18 km (11 miles) ESE of Willow Creek, CA.The hypocentral depth is 18 km (11 miles).

5.2 - regional moment magnitude (Mw)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 8:03:06 PM (PDT)

26.3 km (16.3 miles)

Distance from

Willow Creek, CA - 18 km (11 miles) ESE (114 degrees)Blue Lake, CA - 42 km (26 miles) E (97 degrees)Hayfork, CA - 42 km (26 miles) NW (315 degrees)Eureka, CA - 56 km (35 miles) E (85 degrees)Sacramento, CA - 307 km (191 miles) NW (326 degrees)

I guess the Reno fellas didn't get around to reading this one. ?

Although this one was 35 miles away, I was holding on to my tv set (that sits on a four foot stand) and was moving about a foot back and forth. This was nothing compared to the 1989 quakes that hit 6.8 and followed with two 6.2's four hours apart. Most of our quakes occur off the coast here where we have a couple of major fault lines. The fact that this one was inland make me a little nervous about the next one.

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