3.3 Quake Offshore West of Capetown; Second Shaker of the Night

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[Image from Earthquake Track]

Two quakes bumped the coast tonight.

A 3.3 quake shivered off the coast near Capetown about 10 p.m. The quake was about 2.5 km deep, according to Earthquake Track. 

Only a few minutes previous to that at approximately 9:57 p.m. a 2.9 quake hit in roughly the same area, Earthquake Track shows.

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  • Small shakers reminding you to get your emergency kits ready to go. Have a backpack with supplies for each family member. Have extra drinking water available. Be prepared to be out of electricity and have no cel or internet service. Keep a watch in your emergency gear, how often do you check the time on your phone everyday? Keep shoes near your bed in case of broken glass. Make sure nothing heavy is in a place where it can fall on someones bed. I learned the hard way, literally, to not have a bookshelf across from the end of my bed. The shelf was screwed to the wall but the books flew at my head when i sat up in bed in a big quake. Ouch!

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Dutchsinse on YouTube is a great channel on predicting quakes.
    He’s got about an 80% on place and time around the world.

  • in bed last night, felt both here in Eureka

  • Looks like the increased precipitation can also increase the likelihood of earthquakes: https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-andreas-fault-earthquakes-triggered-211959636.html

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      Many happen on the pumping operations, many smaller ones will be on oil wells or fracking operations.

      The swarms around LA right now are centered around pumping, same for Colorado and Oklahoma.

      There have been some large deep quakes and it’s good that a swarm of small quakes are kicking off otherwise something big would arrive.

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