[UPDATE 9:32 a.m.] Earthquake Estimated to Be a 5.8 Hits Off Coast
UPDATE 9:32 a.m.: According to the Redwood Coast Tsunami Group,
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake on the Mendocino fault far offshore of Cape Mendocino. The earthquake happened this morning at 8:39 am PST, located 102 miles W of Cape Mendocino. Too far offshore to be felt by many, but there have been 92 responses to the USGS Did You Feel It site https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak…/eventpage/us2000cpba…so far, from Southern Humboldt to McKinleyville. The gray map shows earthquakes of M4 and larger over the past five years. Today’s quake was about 30 miles E of the September 22 M 5.7 earthquake of last year. Today’s quake had nothing to do with Tuesday’s M 7.9 Alaska earthquake. Our regional tectonics are quite capable of producing earthquakes of this size and larger all by themselves.