6.5 earthquake strikes off California coast

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  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Anyone feel it?

    I'm about 5 hours away, but there was a small earthquake a few days ago that we barely felt in our office at work.
     
  2. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    I'm in Los Angeles, CA and i didn't even feel it! :eek:

    back in May 2009 a 5.3 earthquake epicenter 2 miles from where i live. The shock can be heard all over Southern California and can be felt as far as San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV and that wasn't even a 6.5!
     
  3. pooky macrumors 6502

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    San Diego and Las Vegas are both much closer than Eureka, which is about 500 miles north of LA. It would be a pretty remarkable quake for you to feel it that far off.
     
  4. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    It really depends how deep the earthquake is to 'feel it'. You could have a 9.1 earthquake in some city - but if it is quite deep it won't travel that far. On the other hand a more superficial earthquake ripples farther - even though it may be of low intensity.

    I remember reading this a long time ago, hope I got it right.
     
  5. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I live 22 miles from where the earthquake started and it caused quite a bit of damage to Eureka and it caused some Damage in Ferndale and Fortuna.It was quite freaky and it really shook a lot of people I know up.
     
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  7. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Actually more like 740 miles.;)
     
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    Only remarkable thing in Northen Cali is Cuptertino ;)


    Don't get me started about Redmond!:rolleyes:
     
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I have felt many earthquakes in California but the ones that happened when I was outside I didn't notice. If I ever get in a massive quake, I hope I am outside (away from stuff).
     
  11. grizzlybrice macrumors regular

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    My little brother had to abandon his flat in Eureka fora bit. I heard there was a lot if broken glass in Ferndale as well. It took me three hours to get through anyone in my family via cell phone, scary stuff. I still remember the last giant quake we had up there years ago!
     
  12. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I wonder if Section 5 of Global Dynamics had anything to do with the quake :D
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Are you suggesting Redmond is in California?
     
  14. freepeacesweet macrumors member

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    We had a 5.8 in Grand Cayman this morning. I felt it but no damage unlike those poor people in Haiti. It was 38 miles South of our island and 6 miles below.
     
  15. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    A big quake in Nor Cal 3 years ago????I've lived here up by Eureka my whole life and I don't remember any big ones recently???????????
     
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    ;) Was the first think I thought of when I heard the name Eureka
     
  17. grizzlybrice macrumors regular

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    I said "there", the big quake was in April 1992 a few days before my birthday, 7.1 in size. Pretty crazy. I still remember seeing the wave across our hill as it came to us.

    :)

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