The Earth Shook AGAIN

Residents in Eureka are picking up glass and listening to sirens in the aftermath of a 6.5 quake.  Cell phones and land lines are only working sporadically.  Hope you are all well!

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
  • Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 00:27:39 UTC
  • Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 04:27:39 PM at epicenter
Location 40.674°N, 124.655°W
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Region OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288°) from Ferndale, CA
  • 39 km (24 miles) W (261°) from Humboldt Hill, CA
  • 41 km (26 miles) WSW (256°) from Bayview, CA
  • 43 km (27 miles) WSW (253°) from Eureka, CA
  • 361 km (224 miles) NW (312°) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 1.1 km (0.7 miles)
Parameters Nph= 99, Dmin=35 km, Rmss=0.36 sec, Gp=212°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=3
Source
Event ID nc71338066
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30 comments

  • Kym… A quick response. Thanks. Your site reference is grat. There’s already been a 3.5 aftershock. There must be some real problems up north.

  • Kym… A quick response. Thanks. Your site reference is grat. There’s already been a 3.5 aftershock. There must be some real problems up north.

  • Felt it down here too. Slow roller that seemed to last a while.

  • Felt it down here too. Slow roller that seemed to last a while.

  • 6.5 is nothing to sneeze at!

  • 6.5 is nothing to sneeze at!

  • My mom’s power is out in Blue Lake.

  • My mom’s power is out in Blue Lake.

  • winecountryliving

    yes, getting reports of damage from family from ferndale to eureka,,holding everyone in our thoughts and prayers~

  • winecountryliving

    yes, getting reports of damage from family from ferndale to eureka,,holding everyone in our thoughts and prayers~

  • winecountryliving

    kym, how strongly did you feel the earthquake?

  • winecountryliving

    kym, how strongly did you feel the earthquake?

  • hey kym, we are in Sayulita and just got a check in from Eric that all buildings on ranch are fine. it sounds like we weren’t hit as hard as the northern area of humboldt.

  • hey kym, we are in Sayulita and just got a check in from Eric that all buildings on ranch are fine. it sounds like we weren’t hit as hard as the northern area of humboldt.

  • I’ve heard from Eureka friends and family. Lots of mess, but unharmed for the most part. In Humboldt Hill, a house shifted off its foundation. For my part, we felt the big jolt, but no damage at all for us. We’ve been feeling quite a few aftershocks.

  • I’ve heard from Eureka friends and family. Lots of mess, but unharmed for the most part. In Humboldt Hill, a house shifted off its foundation. For my part, we felt the big jolt, but no damage at all for us. We’ve been feeling quite a few aftershocks.

  • I was sitting in the study and felt the first shake. I wondered out and it still kept shaking only worse. I called to Malachi to come out of the house with me. I was standing on the patio talking to my husband in the garage and we were still getting rolls–one that made me stagger. I’d say it lasted about 45 seconds. And, I came back to the computer at 4:30 so I’m comflumexed by reports from the Eureka sheriff’s department that this happened at 4:45.

    • I was at Safeway in McKinleyville. It happened right about 4:30. Lasted around 30 seconds, I think, although it always feels longer than that!

  • I was sitting in the study and felt the first shake. I wondered out and it still kept shaking only worse. I called to Malachi to come out of the house with me. I was standing on the patio talking to my husband in the garage and we were still getting rolls–one that made me stagger. I’d say it lasted about 45 seconds. And, I came back to the computer at 4:30 so I’m comflumexed by reports from the Eureka sheriff’s department that this happened at 4:45.

    • I was at Safeway in McKinleyville. It happened right about 4:30. Lasted around 30 seconds, I think, although it always feels longer than that!

  • You guys stay safe. I am hearing about lots of aftershocks.

  • You guys stay safe. I am hearing about lots of aftershocks.

  • Was walking across the living room and literally thrown on my butt. At first I thought I was just a klutz and then noted the swinging lights. Yep, that big one was also felt on the north Mendo coast!

  • Was walking across the living room and literally thrown on my butt. At first I thought I was just a klutz and then noted the swinging lights. Yep, that big one was also felt on the north Mendo coast!

  • My home is on a solid concrete foundation on bedrock a good thirty klicks SE of the epicenter, and it was amazing how things rumbled. My cat and I didn’t run to a doorway, we just sat numbly watching the porch groan and shift and the chimes started gently playing. Very surreal. Cue that Carly Simon song…
    “I feel the earth move, under my feet”…
    Nice reminder that we are little and the Earth… Big!

  • My home is on a solid concrete foundation on bedrock a good thirty klicks SE of the epicenter, and it was amazing how things rumbled. My cat and I didn’t run to a doorway, we just sat numbly watching the porch groan and shift and the chimes started gently playing. Very surreal. Cue that Carly Simon song…
    “I feel the earth move, under my feet”…
    Nice reminder that we are little and the Earth… Big!

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