6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast of Eureka CA: 01.09.10 4:27 pm

Friends in northern CA just emailed me and said they felt this quake all the way into Butte County CA more than 180 miles inland. Here’s the report:

US Geological Survey says 6.5 earthquake hits off coast of Northern California

By Associated  Press Jan 9, 2010 | 5:26 p.m.
FERNDALE, Calif (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Northern California.The USGS says the quake hit at about 4:27 p.m. Saturday about 27 miles from Eureka, a coastal city of about 26,000 that’s 110 miles south of the Oregon border.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there is no threat of the quake generating a tsunami.

USGS geophysicist Richard Buckmaster says the quake was felt as far south as Capitola in central California, and as far north as Tiller in central Oregon.

The San Francisco Bay area was struck by two light earthquakes on Thursday and Friday.

Copyright 2010 Associated Press.


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