[UPDATE 9:32 a.m.] Earthquake Estimated to Be a 5.8 Hits Off Coast

quake mapA quake preliminarily estimated to be a 5.8 struck at approximately 8:40 a.m. off the coast west of Petrolia. A tsunami is not expected, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

UPDATE: And, Then Aftershock! 5.0 Quake This Time

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21 comments

  • Felt a gentle rock.. 8:40..

  • Still on the USGS site at 9am. And I didn’t feel it inland between the Avenue and the freeway, but I’m on a concrete slab foundation and have noticed that this section of land doesn’t always shake when it trembles off the coast beyond a certain distance. Perhaps we’re on another fault line…

  • Felt it in the cove

  • Sitting here talking, did not feel it.. Fortuna, Campton Heights area.

  • Barely felt it in the Cove, just a very gentle swaying

  • Sitting at table in the Cove. Gentle swaying. Heard a few hanging things make some noise, but that’s it.

  • Another 8:25…. small shaker…

  • I didn’t feel it in Ferndale……

  • Wow theres a lot of seismic and volcano activity this week!!! Get ready, our big one may be soon.
    Interesting articles coming out about glacial loss and its correlation with volcanic and seismic activity.

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Earthquakes have long been known to be God’s wrath on marijuana growers and neo hippies, it’s just a fact of life.

    If marijuana was eradicated the world would become sunshine, rainbows, and people living productive lives.

    May I suggest that earthquakes, tsunamis, and wars all be blamed on marihuana addicts and those that enslave the addicts by growing it?

    A healthy world begins when all seeking a better planet spray Garlon on every marihuana plant they can find.

    We can do this by focusing on a better future and healthier communities.

    Let’s Roll!

    • unbridled phillistine

      Mr. Chump can you at the minimum? Admit weed is less harmful then alcohol? Simple question.

      • He is a grower himself but refuses to admit it!!! Last year at Harvest Time he disappeared for several weeks only to return at the end of the season just as full of crap as he was previously!!!! Take EVERYTHING he says with a VERY LARGE Grain of Salt!!!

        • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

          You seem to be under my spell on anti marihuana and how it effects the community….

          May I suggest you manage ten days without injesting addictive drugs, before you reply?

          Seeing from your posts, a proclamation of marihuana addiction being a positive force on the community, I must as to where you were during Julia Butterfly….

          If if I’m going to Reno, I’ll wager you prolly are a Soy Boy and the time before the neo hippies escapes you.

          Either way, it’s nice to have a fan that follows me on Ms.Kemp’s site….

          You may not believe this, but I think you’re that neo hippie who broke my car window, because your dope tested positive for Eagle 2G, I may be wrong, though I think you were caught leaving that note on my car and ran from me when asked about it.

          Hating dope and wanting addicts is non violent, it’s the dopers with issues.

          Learn to live without dope, respect nature, and since dope is leaving the area, it just might be time to exit stage LEFT.

          Smiles to you…

    • God created all living things, humans, animals, and plants, I.e marijuana is a plant.

    • I guess that explains the lightning and thunder we had this morning in Eureka. Dang!

    • Yeah, yeah and John Barleycorn must die!

    • Go back to tending your crop HBC!!!! You’re so full of CRAP your eyes should brown!!! Tell us another Fairy Tale, I understand Cinderella is popular!!!

      • Kind of dope are you talking about by the way? If you’re referring to just marijuana oh my God why can’t people just except it it’s part of our community and always will be always has her at least 80 years but if you’re talking about that other shit fuck that shit which is nothing wrong with pot and very very helpful medical benefits and went to kind of dope are you talking about by the way? If you’re referring to just marijuana oh my God why can’t people just except it it’s part of our community and always will be always has her at least 80 years but if you’re talking about that other shit fuck that shit which is nothing wrong with pot very very helpful medical benefits and Is a whole lot better for you than all these damn pharmaceuticals and crap people put up the fucking noses

    • So now you claim that you are not a grower? Make up your mind.

  • I didn’t feel it. But my dog did and he let me know…

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