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Just In: 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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This is just now coming in via early comments and information from Twitter.
40km SW of Ferndale, California 14 mins ago, (as of the posting of this thread) – U.S. Geological Survey.

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 occurred near Petrolia, CA at 21:08:53.00 UTC on Jan 28, 2015. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)



LA Times: 5.7 earthquake strikes in Northern California

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake caused light shaking in some parts of the North Coast area, including Ferndale and Eureka. The USGS said the temblor was also felt farther inland in Chico and Red Bluff.

There were no reports of damage from the 1:08 PST quake, which was recorded at a depth of 10.6 miles and was followed by several aftershocks.


Aftershocks are expected.

This opening post will be updated as more information becomes available.
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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Ooooo I'm gonna go stand outside and hope for something I can feel down the coastline... Maybe I'm weird - I kinda like earthquakes lol.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: DigitalJedi805

Maybe I'm weird




On Topic:

2 aftershocks so far...a 2.7 and 3.3. Hopefully everyone is ok in Ferndale.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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I swear I read somewhere on the web that someone was predicting a NorCal quake this week but, I suppose, someone is always predicting a NorCal quake...


Hope all of our ATSers there are safe.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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Don't worry. It's just the Legion of Boom headed to Arizona.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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Updated in opening post

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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Thanks SO.
That looks pretty close to the Cascadia fault.

Hope it doesn't trigger something bigger.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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We do not get many quakes on the east coast and the last one was 5.8 which rocked my car a bit so I can only compare it to that. How serious do California residents take a quake of this magnitude?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
I swear I read somewhere on the web that someone was predicting a NorCal quake this week but, I suppose, someone is always predicting a NorCal quake...




Hope all of our ATSers there are safe.



Not sure if you're referring to me but I posted in a thread that I was uneasy about 2015 having a major US quake. But it wasn't a prediction.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

earthquaketrack.com...
EARTHQUAKE TRACK: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

This large quake isn't on their list yet, but the maps are better.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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I hope everyone is safe! I find quakes terrifying!



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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How serious do California residents take a quake of this magnitude?


It depends on how much shaking going on. (depth of quake, etc)

This medium-sized quake probably (hopefully) was not felt by a large population given the location.

Get up closer to 6.0 and folks start taking notice.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: AreUKiddingMe

You mean the seachickens? They've been there for days.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

S&F and watching...



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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Is it the one that the Seismic Map on USGS has listed as a 5.1 ???

I can't find anything like you mentioned in the OP.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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I'll predict a bigger quake somewhere around California in the next 24 hours. I'm usually wrong with my predictions on quakes though, so everyone is safe.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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And just now via Twitter: Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles Leicester, England.


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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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I've been worried about the juan de fuca plate.
Both southern and northern end have been spawning off some pretty active quakes lately.

I'm expecting a shift around the plate sometime this year.

Could be a mega thrust in our future,
I hope I am wrong.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I just said on the thread about Gardena, expect an earthquake. I said it may be months, but on the same day I say to expect it, it happens.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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Not to be out done the U.K is getting in on the act

www.abovetopsecret.com...



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