Eureka California Earthquake ....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cetawin, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Are all Cali and Southern Oregon BYCers okay? We were rocking and rolling here in Southern Oregon but not real damage. Check in and let us know all is well.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Hope everyone is alright! Good to see you are okay Cetawin!!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have not heard any reported damage yet. It was a good one!!! 6.5 is pretty big! But the news people are not busting in the broadcasts with updates so that is good. We here in CA kinda roll with it. It pretty normal for us.
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    my husband is in Dana Point, CA right now... wonder if they felt it.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Probably not - I am way north of that and didn't get a jingle.
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Probably not - I am way north of that and didn't get a jingle.

    Dana point is on the pacific, so no jiggle there, a few nice beaches though, does he surf?

    My second husband proposed there during a gorgious beach sunset.
     
  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had an earthquake? Did not feel it this far South. I hope everyone is okay. Darn, now I have to turn on the news.
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    A 6.5 usually doesn't cause much damage in areas with decent seismic codes for buildings, etc. Nonetheless, I hope everyone was ok!!

    Have ya'll read the USGS summary? It's in a really tectonically interesting place! It had strike-slip motion (sliding past one another instead of over or under one another), so there wasn't any threat of a tsunami (which requires some form of vertical displacement of the sea floor).

    If you get a chance, go to Google Earth and check out the sea floor deformation. It is really easy to see (you can recognize it with absolutely zero geology background!).

    Tectonics and Seismology are so fascinating! [​IMG]

    edited to add...if you click on the maps tab in USGS, you can open the KML file in google earth. INTERESTING!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    My husband is up there recording in a studio with his band, then they will be playing at different venues around there.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    10% chance of aftershocks... and perhaps some greater.

    I woke up out of the blue 10 mintues ago with an uneasy feeling. I hate when that happens.
     

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