Santa Barbara Quake?

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  1. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    FRM:ens@ens.usgs.gov(USGSENS)
    SUBJ:2025-06-29 14:42:16 (M6.8) SANTA BARBARA
    MSG:== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

    Region: SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIF.
    Geographic coordinates: 34.300N, 119.800W
    Magnitude: 6.8
    Depth: 10 km
    Universal Time (UTC): 29 Jun 2025 14:42:16
    Time near the Epicenter: 29 Jun 2025 07:42:16

    Location with respect to nearby cities:
    14 km (9 miles) SSE (156 degrees) of Isla Vista, CA
    16 km (10 miles) S (175 degrees) of Goleta, CA
    16 km (10 miles) SW (214 degrees) of downtown Santa Barbara, CA
    145 km (90 miles) W (281 degrees) of Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
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    Not hearing anything on damage. I expected something at 6.8 magnitude.
     
  2. Zenithal Suspended

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    My geology isn't up to snuff, but I'd imagine the waters in the SB Bay area would have mellowed it out.
     
  3. Gutwrench thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm. I'll start a tsunami thread.
     
  4. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    That's because it's fake news. There was no earthquake.

    USGS software glitch leads to 6.8M earthquake alerts for Santa Barbara

    http://www.keyt.com/weather/earthqu...earthquake-alerts-for-santa-barbara/555706113
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    California has pretty strong building codes to protect from earthquakes.
     
  6. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    A 6.8 will cause damage. That's really strong, even for California building codes. And when you take into account all the many older pre-building code buildings that California has, damage would be significant with such a quake depending on location.
     
  7. Gutwrench thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol. Guess who just got trolled by usgs.
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    Like Loma Prieta? Lol. Just kidding. I was living in Rohnert Park and it was quite the experience way up there. I got called in due to the Marina District and Bay Bridge but I couldn't get across the GGB.
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I was reading the 1st post and wondering what the heck was up with that.

    Weird that the future date is right there in the posted text, but it still hides in plain sight:

    SUBJ:2025-06-29 14:42:16 (M6.8) SANTA BARBARA
    MSG:== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

    Region: SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIF.
    Geographic coordinates: 34.300N, 119.800W
    Magnitude: 6.8
    Depth: 10 km
    Universal Time (UTC): 29 Jun 2025 14:42:16
    Time near the Epicenter: 29 Jun 2025 07:42:16
    EDIT:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines
     
  9. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I too noticed the date in the original post and wondered why it was going unmentioned.
     
  10. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Need a 7.5-9. So CA can split from the U.S..........:p
     
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  13. lowendlinux Contributor

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    No we just need to gift California, Texas, and Louisiana to Mexico
     
  14. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Curious.. What would be the name of the fault that this earthquake would have been on?

    I ask, because what would be the over/under on it being the name of the next MacOS after High Sierra? :p

    BL.
     

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