[UPDATE: No Tsunami Danger] 6.5 Quake!
Did you feel that one? A large quake just rocked Southern Humboldt [UPDATE: It rocked the North Coast.] The quake sites haven’t registered it yet but we’ll update when they do.
UPDATE: This quake hit off the mouth of the Mattole River west of Petrolia. It was a 6.8 which struck at approximately 6:50 a.m. It was 10 km deep. This is around 102 miles west of Ferndale.
UPDATE 7:13 a.m.:
6.8M earthquake off the coast of Ferndale CA. National Tsunami Center reports no danger of tsunami at this time. https://t.co/nfEBy6xfgV
— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) December 8, 2016
UPDATE 7:16 a.m.: Nikki Leskinen, radio host at Lost Coast Communications got interviewed by NPR. Listen for her this morning.
UPDATE 7:21 a.m.: The quake has been downgraded to a 6.5. according to the USGS.
UPDATE: 7:40 a.m.: No reports of major damage so far. (In fact, to our knowledge, no one has even reported a picture frame askew.)
UPDATE 8:38 a.m.: Caltrans reports,
UPDATE 8:41 a.m.: Facebook activated a safety check for those experiencing the devastating aftermath of this quake (poking a little gentle fun because life is good.)