Series of Small Quakes Tiptoe Across the North Coast, 2.7 Near Ferndale This Morning
Starting yesterday, a series of small quakes popped off across the North Coast. The most recent, at 10:49 a.m., was a small 2.7 that was centered off the mouth of the Mattole River.
Traditional wisdom states that a series of small quakes eases the stress on a fault line. However, California’s Department of Conservation says that is a myth. “[W]hile a small quake may temporarily ease stress on a fault line, it does not prevent a large temblor.”