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URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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Posted on 01/09/2010 4:44:46 PM PST by VRWCTexan

URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; calif; earthquake; eq; ferndale; usgs
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1 posted on 01/09/2010 4:44:46 PM PST by VRWCTexan
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To: VRWCTexan

This is Breaking - just announced on Fox News


2 posted on 01/09/2010 4:45:53 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Yikes


3 posted on 01/09/2010 4:46:07 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: VRWCTexan

Nothing felt in Santa Cruz.


4 posted on 01/09/2010 4:46:08 PM PST by gaijin
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To: VRWCTexan

Just offshore...!

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.6743+-124.6552(M6.5+-+OFFSHORE+NORTHERN+CALIFORNIA+-+2010+January+10++00%3A27%3A39+UTC)&ll=40.6743,-124.6552&spn=2,2&f=d&t=h&hl=e


5 posted on 01/09/2010 4:46:12 PM PST by winoneforthegipper (I will follow the "True North-star" and that's, Sarah!)
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To: VRWCTexan

You beat Google News.


6 posted on 01/09/2010 4:46:35 PM PST by TChad
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To: VRWCTexan

Looks like it’s 22 miles offshore


7 posted on 01/09/2010 4:47:07 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TChad

Appears to be on the edge of the Continental Shelf. I take it the San Andreas runs through there?

Best,

Chris


8 posted on 01/09/2010 4:47:54 PM PST by section9
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To: VRWCTexan

9 posted on 01/09/2010 4:47:56 PM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: VRWCTexan

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/125-41.htm


10 posted on 01/09/2010 4:47:59 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: tubebender

Hang in there, FRiend. Hope all is well. I rode through the big ones back in the early 90s there.


11 posted on 01/09/2010 4:48:47 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: gaijin; EggsAckley

All quite (sic) in Scotts Valley.


12 posted on 01/09/2010 4:48:54 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: VRWCTexan

I remember they got hit hard once before, I think in the ‘90s but could have been ‘80s.


13 posted on 01/09/2010 4:49:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Just had seen it on the earthquake site and was trying to see if a Tsunami warning is up!


14 posted on 01/09/2010 4:49:20 PM PST by pollywog (Romans 8:28)
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To: TChad

Twitter is typically 3 to 5 minutes ahead of the wire services


15 posted on 01/09/2010 4:49:29 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: tubebender

Hey this was just off the coast where you are - any news?


16 posted on 01/09/2010 4:50:12 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: VRWCTexan

small 3.2 in So. Cal...2 minutes after the 6.5


17 posted on 01/09/2010 4:50:36 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo
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To: VRWCTexan

18 posted on 01/09/2010 4:50:55 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: VRWCTexan

Far enough offshore (prelim location) based on the USGS shakemap that there really shouldn’t be much damage. not a really populated area anyway.

Of course, too small to generate a tsunami except for the very rare underwater landslide variety.

Appears to have a strike-slip mechanism, so this is part of the complex faulting around the Mendocino Triple Junction, not on the southern end of the Cascadia subduction zone, hence, unlikely to be a foreshock of a much larger subduction quake.


19 posted on 01/09/2010 4:50:57 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: VRWCTexan

TWITTER

URGENT — TSUNAMI NOT EXPECTED AFTER A MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HIT WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


20 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:11 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Could it be related to the quake in the Solomon Islands?

hhhmmmmm


21 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: tubebender

You okay?


22 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:13 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: pollywog

The SEA LIONS knew it was coming!


23 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:29 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: La Enchiladita
Great Quake of 89.

I was there.

It was intense.

24 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:29 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: VRWCTexan

GUess the Seals in SF Bay knew something was up after all. 4.1 in San Jose, and now a bigger shake up the coast.


25 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:33 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: VRWCTexan; cogitator; neverdem

6.5 is pretty large.

Let’s hope it is the quake - this time - and not a pre-courser to the “The Big One”


26 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:54 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Probably more to come..God forbid


27 posted on 01/09/2010 4:51:54 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: glock rocks

Looks pretty close there.


28 posted on 01/09/2010 4:52:08 PM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: Strategerist

Thanks - now being reported on FNC

Local Police report at least minor damage


29 posted on 01/09/2010 4:52:39 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Cracks in a City Hall building being reported on Fox.


30 posted on 01/09/2010 4:53:03 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Related thread here
31 posted on 01/09/2010 4:53:36 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 353 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: commish

Then why did the seals apparently wind up in southern Oregon?


32 posted on 01/09/2010 4:53:45 PM PST by stboz
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To: VRWCTexan

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement issued 01/9/2010 at 4:32PM PST

At 4:28 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 9, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.4 occurred 15 miles/24 Km southwest of Eureka, California.

The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

The location and magnitude are based on preliminary information. Further information will be issued by the United States Geological Survey or the appropriate regional seismic network.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2010/01/10/308326/01/message308326-01.htm


33 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:06 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Strategerist

Thanks for the info.


34 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:17 PM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: fish hawk

North Coast ping-

You up north in the area now- or still offshore?


35 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:17 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: section9

It’s near the Mendocino “Triple Junction” - the border of three plates - Pacific, North American, and the small Gorda plate. The San Andreas at the Triple Junciton, somewhat south of this quake.

It’s an extremely seismic area.


36 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:17 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: tubebender; SouthTexas; glock rocks

Real close to TorkLand.

Earth to Tork Earth to Tork. Come in..


37 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: GeronL

The whole Pacific looks rather busy along the shore lines.


38 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: martin_fierro

I remember they had pretty gingerbread houses that went all to pieces or slid around.


39 posted on 01/09/2010 4:55:04 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: section9

Yes, the San Andreas run through CA then leaves the CA proper a little bit north of SFO, then crosses a small peninsula - where you can still see marks from the 1903 quake - then goes back to sea and north-northwest towards Alaska


40 posted on 01/09/2010 4:55:58 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TChad
You beat Google News.

That's why it pays to donate to FR! You'll get it here first.

41 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:13 PM PST by 3boysdad (Valhalla I am comming)
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To: martin_fierro

Intense is not the word for the ‘89 quake. Where I am (a mile from the epicenter) it felt nuclear.

Nothing today, thankfully.


42 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:13 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: NormsRevenge

So far two after shocks first a 3.8 then a 3.5.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/quakes_all.php


43 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:13 PM PST by winoneforthegipper (I will follow the "True North-star" and that's, Sarah!)
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To: Strategerist

Arrgh - I can’t type anymore. The San Andreas ends at the Triple Junction. More info here:

http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/obs/rmobs_pub/html/mendocino.html


44 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:29 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: VRWCTexan

everything is fine here in frozen south jersey.......


45 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:36 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: VRWCTexan

Lord, may this be the biggest one of this season, and may no harm come of it.


46 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:40 PM PST by Liberty1970 (Democrats are not in control. God is. And Thank God for that!)
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To: GeronL

Pacific ring of fire?
http://www.crystalinks.com/rof.html


47 posted on 01/09/2010 4:57:44 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Yep, we felt it here in Vegas. The one armed bandits started spilling silver dollars and I managed to grab me some before the security goons showed up and began filling their own pockets!


48 posted on 01/09/2010 4:58:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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They said on Fox another small earthquake not a aftershock in Petrolia CA> Where is that?????


49 posted on 01/09/2010 4:58:57 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: muawiyah

One of the best visual representations for Earthquakes I have found is this:

IRIS

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/


50 posted on 01/09/2010 4:59:19 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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