Another Quake Near Petrolia; 7.8 Quake Near Solomon Islands
A series of quakes have rattled the North Coast this morning and one very large shaker hit across the Pacific from us. The first, a 6.5 roller, struck at about 6:50 a.m. but it was off the coast about 80 miles. The second quake hit about 8:32 a.m. It was even further offshore.
Then a 7.8 quake hit near the Solomon Islands off the coast of Australia. (Definitely not the North Coast, we know. But we paid attention because of the possible threat of a tsunami.)
Because of that large quake across the Pacific Ocean, the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group at first posted on their Facebook page that the threat of a tsunami was being assessed. However, about 10:50 a.m., they wrote,
No tsunami threat to the West Coast or Alaska from today’s big Solomon Islands quake. Magnitude revised to 7.8. The tsunami watch for Hawaii has been cancelled.
Then at 10:33 a.m. a 2.9 quake shivered near Petrolia. Not many people reported feeling it. We’re keeping a watch on all the activity. We’ll update if anything new occurs.