Thursday, 8 December 2016

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits the Northern California coast


There is No Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat in effect.
It’s a big one and long been expected, a mag 6.8, downgraded to mag 6.5 has struck off the Californian coast this afternoon.
The quake occurred about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka around 6:50 a.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The depth of the quake was about 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which issued no tsunami warnings in connection with the temblor.
According to USGS mapping, the temblor, while strong, did not produce violent shaking on land.
So far, there have been no reports of damage in the communities of Fortuna and Ferndale, said Fortuna Police Lt. Matthew Eberhardt. Patrol officers, he said, will be looking for any damage, reports the LA Times

Today’s quake is the 2nd major quake this week and the 5th of December, it is the 129th major quake of 2016