Skip to comments.Just In: 6.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Northen California
Posted on 02/04/2010 12:42:05 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY
6.0 Earthquake just occurred off the coast of northern California.
Shepard smith reporting on FOX News.
Will talk about damages, injuries, etc. NOW.
Eureka, CA is closest larger city.
Quake hit 3:21 p.m. EST
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
reports look like it was felt as “light”...
Cue the R.E.M. song.
Hope everyone is OK!
Save the Pot Plants!.....................
Did you feel this in your garden?
Shows up on the Yellowstone seismographs as well! Hope all are OK
Earlier ongoing thread:
Feb 4, 2010 3:41 pm US/Eastern Magnitude 6 Earthquake Reported Off Eureka, Calif.
6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Near Eureka
FOX40.com - Northern California’s breaking news source
By: Matthew Keys FOX40 News
February 4, 2010
It’s because of global warming, I tell ya!
Depth was 7 miles.
Wasn’t Eureka the closest city for the earthquake last month that was in the 5’s?
That's me in the corner.
That's me in the spotlight.
Losin' my religion...
You mean that one?
“Wasnt Eureka the closest city for the earthquake last month that was in the 5s?”
Yes, 6.5, Jan. 9, 2010
Northern California Recovers From 6.5 Earthquake
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I think that came from the IPCC.
The west side of the fault is sliding north and breaking off from the mainland. In a hundred million years LA will be directly west of San Francisco.
Off the coast?
Wouldn’t even feel it.
They didn’t HEED the SF seals!! :)
Cauldera Busting out at the bottom maybe could have been caused from a slight shift in Yellowstone !
Dose a Volcano inhale before it spits ?
Stronger than I thought last month. Thought it was 5.4 to 5.6
The “Big One” is coming soon.......
The Mendocino Triple Junction. Three tectonic plates meet. Lots of quakes.
Good call Rose;)
Jan 2 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The famous sea lions of San Francisco have disappeared. Scientists are baffled after the creatures, which have inhabited pier 39 at the fishermans wharf for 20 years, deserted their home. Only 20 seals from the original 1,500 remain.
That would be nearly the entire U.S.
No matter, we are all going to die. Yellowstone is going to blow, the entire ring of fire will "fire", tornados, tsunami's, earthquakes, comets, meteors, aliens, and supernovas. Its over, were are so screwed.
San Francisco Pier 39 sea lions disappear
Sea lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco
Copyright (c) 2007 Wendee Holtcamp
Many visitorsto San Francisco stop by Pier 39 to watch the frolicking sea lions. Last month, some 1,500 of the marine mammals entertained visitors with their antics. In fact there were so many this year that they started using the nearby Hyde Street Pier. But right after Thanksgiving, most of the sea lions disappeared without a trace. After this record high number of animals at the pier, only a very small number remained around ten juveniles. This large of an exodus is not typical, especially at this time of year. Sea lion numbers normally peak in fall. They typically stay through winter with many heading south in summer.
The ten that remain is enough to keep some Pier 39 visitors happy but is nothing like the mass herd that was here during the last couple of months, when they were stacked three and four deep. Jeff Boehm, Executive Director of the Marine Mammal Center which runs an info center at the pier, thinks the sea lions left in pursuit of their favorite foods anchovies and sardines. Boehm suspects theyll come back but nothings for sure. The sea lions appeared mysteriously at Pier 39 back in late 1989.....
You left Obama off the list.
“The sea lions appeared mysteriously at Pier 39 back in late 1989.....”
before or after the Oakland quake?
No way man, I mentioned aliens.
Off Petrolia again. Ferndale will the second most heavily impacted.
Is it possible the sea lions sensed the coming earth quakes of this week and moved for that reason??
Posted by: Nikki Ker | 01/10/2010 at 06:06 PM
That’s a really interesting thought Nikki. If they come back relatively soon perhaps that is why. I’ll be curious to know when they return! Post a comment here if you live in the Bay Area and you read that they’ve returned :)
Posted by: Wendee Holtcamp | 01/10/2010 at 10:15 PM
I’ll keep checking - but this was discussed on FR earlier:
The sea lions camped out in PIER 39’s West Marina have been endearingly coined, “Sea Lebrities.” The boisterous barking pinnipeds started arriving in droves, taking over the docks in January 1990 shortly after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Hey Tube, what’s up. Did you rock and roll?
Thanks for looking that up. You’re a keeper!
Thats a really interesting thought Nikki. If they come back relatively soon perhaps that is why. Ill be curious to know when they return! Post a comment here if you live in the Bay Area and you read that theyve returned :)<<
When the original earthquake happened someone on FR had a similar thought. I went to the USGS earthquake map and saw what I think is the most hilarious graphic possibly saying yes.
When I looked at the map, all of the southern coast of California was dotted with minor earthquakes and the Oregon coast was free of any dots. So if you were a hungry earthquake detector in search earthquake free zones I’d go to Oregon too.
Take a look!
No not everyone will die only those who live to the west of it and all the way to Illinios will be gone from the gases and or feet of ash the further east you go the less ash. Those of us who have been hording food should be ok. I have an old hand crank sewing machine and my hubby would no longer ever complan about the yards and yards of fabric I have stashed if we needed to make as many blankets as we had to to stay warm during the volcanic winter that would stay for about a year and 1/2.
The First Wife and I were pruning the Roses and the short answer to your question is, No we did not feel it! More news over here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2444453/posts?page=76
I’ll tell you something weirder then that... We had very few Cananda Geese show up on the wildlife preserves around Humboldt Bay this fall.
Pier 39 sea lion celebration postponed
Bay City News, San Francisco Examiner
January 13, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO A 20th anniversary celebration honoring the Pier 39 sea lions has been rescheduled until the animals, most of which inexplicably disappeared in November, return to their old post.
The celebration was supposed to be held Friday, but after a record-high 1,701 sea lions in October, the animals fled without warning the
Jim Oswald, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center, said there were about 20 animals out on the dock Wednesday. The marine center has been monitoring the sea lions since they first appeared in 1990.
“It’s going to be a scaled back event,” Oswald said of Friday’s anniversary celebration.
He said docents from the Marine Mammal Center would be available to educate guests about the animals, but Pier 39 will wait until some of the sea lions return before throwing them a party.
Oswald said it could take anywhere from weeks to months for the sea lions to return, depending upon food sources and other environmental factors.
The sea lions first came to Pier 39’s “K” dock in large numbers in mid-January of 1990, when about 150 of them appeared without warning, according to the Marine Mammal Center.
About 150 to 300 of them have been hauling out every year since. This year they came out in record numbers, according to Oswald.
During the summer, most of the sea lions go to breeding grounds in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Then in the winter, they gather at the dock to take advantage of the area’s abundant winter herring supply, according to the Marine Mammal Center.
Although no one knows why the sea lions began coming to Pier 39, experts suspect it is partly because great white sharks and Orcas, which feed on the 6- to 7-foot sea lions, do not come into the San Francisco Bay.
I’m curious what your evacuation plans are for the big eruption of a killer volcano on Maui. Will you take Greyhound or the Train...
Now that is positive thinking.
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