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Just In: 6.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Northen California
FOX News (Shepard Smith) ^ | Feb. 4, 2010

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 ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: california; earthquake; eureka; quake; uscg
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1 posted on 02/04/2010 12:42:05 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY
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To: BIOCHEMKY

reports look like it was felt as “light”...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/nc/71348851/us/index.html


2 posted on 02/04/2010 12:43:39 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Cue the R.E.M. song.


3 posted on 02/04/2010 12:43:55 PM PST by library user
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Hope everyone is OK!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/


4 posted on 02/04/2010 12:44:33 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Save the Pot Plants!.....................


5 posted on 02/04/2010 12:45:20 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: tubebender

Did you feel this in your garden?


6 posted on 02/04/2010 12:45:52 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Badger

Shows up on the Yellowstone seismographs as well! Hope all are OK


7 posted on 02/04/2010 12:46:24 PM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Earlier ongoing thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2444453/posts


8 posted on 02/04/2010 12:46:55 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Feb 4, 2010 3:41 pm US/Eastern Magnitude 6 Earthquake Reported Off Eureka, Calif.

http://wcbstv.com/national/earthquake.california.eureka.2.1470808.html

6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Near Eureka
FOX40.com - Northern California’s breaking news source

By: Matthew Keys FOX40 News
February 4, 2010

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-news-eurekaquake0204,0,5749056.story?track=rss


9 posted on 02/04/2010 12:47:51 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

It’s because of global warming, I tell ya!


10 posted on 02/04/2010 12:48:12 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Depth was 7 miles.


11 posted on 02/04/2010 12:48:43 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Wasn’t Eureka the closest city for the earthquake last month that was in the 5’s?


12 posted on 02/04/2010 12:49:09 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Birth pangs...


13 posted on 02/04/2010 12:49:39 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Maybe.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 12:52:46 PM PST by Obadiah (Democrats and their life partners, the MSM)
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To: BIOCHEMKY
On the bright side, if California slides into the ocean their fiscal problems will be resolved.
15 posted on 02/04/2010 12:53:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: library user
Cue the R.E.M. song.

That's me in the corner.

That's me in the spotlight.

Losin' my religion...

You mean that one?

16 posted on 02/04/2010 12:55:23 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Domandred

“Wasn’t Eureka the closest city for the earthquake last month that was in the 5’s?”

Yes, 6.5, Jan. 9, 2010

Northern California Recovers From 6.5 Earthquake
Sunday, January 10, 2010

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582690,00.html?mep


17 posted on 02/04/2010 12:55:59 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I heard that everything east of the San Andreas would slide off into the ocean.
18 posted on 02/04/2010 12:56:18 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I heard that everything east of the San Andreas would slide off into the ocean.

I think that came from the IPCC.

19 posted on 02/04/2010 12:58:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

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.


20 posted on 02/04/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by votemout
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Off the coast?

Wouldn’t even feel it.


21 posted on 02/04/2010 1:01:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: library user

They didn’t HEED the SF seals!! :)


22 posted on 02/04/2010 1:04:12 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Cauldera Busting out at the bottom maybe could have been caused from a slight shift in Yellowstone !

Dose a Volcano inhale before it spits ?


23 posted on 02/04/2010 1:04:34 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Stronger than I thought last month. Thought it was 5.4 to 5.6


24 posted on 02/04/2010 1:06:33 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

The “Big One” is coming soon.......


25 posted on 02/04/2010 1:07:53 PM PST by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Domandred
Wasn’t Eureka the closest city for the earthquake last month that was in the 5’s?

The Mendocino Triple Junction. Three tectonic plates meet. Lots of quakes.

26 posted on 02/04/2010 1:08:02 PM PST by omega4412
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To: RoseofTexas

Good call Rose;)

http://www.sundaymercury.net/fun-games-online/crazy-world/2010/01/02/missing-san-francisco-sea-lions-mystery-66331-25511119/

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 fisherman’s wharf for 20 years, deserted their home. Only 20 seals from the original 1,500 remain.


27 posted on 02/04/2010 1:08:27 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I heard that everything east of the San Andreas would slide off into the ocean.

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.

28 posted on 02/04/2010 1:10:20 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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http://blogs.discovery.com/animal_news/2009/12/san-francisco-pier-39-sea-lions-disappear.html

San Francisco Pier 39 sea lions disappear
12/31/2009

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 they’ll come back but nothing’s for sure. The sea lions appeared mysteriously at Pier 39 back in late 1989.....


29 posted on 02/04/2010 1:10:49 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: HerrBlucher

You left Obama off the list.


30 posted on 02/04/2010 1:12:16 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: sodpoodle

“The sea lions appeared mysteriously at Pier 39 back in late 1989.....”

before or after the Oakland quake?


31 posted on 02/04/2010 1:13:51 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: KSCITYBOY

No way man, I mentioned aliens.


32 posted on 02/04/2010 1:16:04 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
It's the end of the world as we know it...
(...and I feel fine.)
33 posted on 02/04/2010 1:17:01 PM PST by library user
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Off Petrolia again. Ferndale will the second most heavily impacted.


34 posted on 02/04/2010 1:17:18 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Palladin

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


35 posted on 02/04/2010 1:18:28 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Palladin

I’ll keep checking - but this was discussed on FR earlier:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2417318/posts


36 posted on 02/04/2010 1:19:21 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: votemout
In a hundred million years LA will be directly west of San Francisco.

Natural gerrymandering.

37 posted on 02/04/2010 1:20:47 PM PST by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success)
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To: votemout
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.

How convenient. One of Shrieker Pelosi's descendants can provide ALL of the freaks with proper representation.
38 posted on 02/04/2010 1:23:21 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: Palladin

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.

http://www.pier39.com/index.cfm


39 posted on 02/04/2010 1:23:22 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: tubebender

Hey Tube, what’s up. Did you rock and roll?


40 posted on 02/04/2010 1:36:22 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: sodpoodle

Thanks for looking that up. You’re a keeper!


41 posted on 02/04/2010 1:51:58 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

nothin’ special


42 posted on 02/04/2010 1:54:04 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: George from New England

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 :)<<

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!
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

DK


43 posted on 02/04/2010 2:01:19 PM PST by Dark Knight
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To: HerrBlucher

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.


44 posted on 02/04/2010 2:08:18 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: afraidfortherepublic; fish hawk

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


45 posted on 02/04/2010 2:12:45 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: RoseofTexas

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.


46 posted on 02/04/2010 2:17:59 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender
My sister felt it at Bayside but she said it was no way near the one of last month. Her dog is still under the bed afraid to come out. He peed the floor on the last one. My sis says that's okay, she almost did too. LOL
47 posted on 02/04/2010 2:47:15 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: tubebender

Pier 39 sea lion celebration postponed

Bay City News, San Francisco Examiner
January 13, 2010

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Pier-39-sea-lion-celebration-postponed-81405972.html#ixzz0ebudvtgE

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
following month.

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.


48 posted on 02/04/2010 2:54:32 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: fish hawk

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...


49 posted on 02/04/2010 2:56:28 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: chris_bdba

Now that is positive thinking.


50 posted on 02/04/2010 2:58:25 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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