Small Shaker, Who Felt It?

Who felt that tiny quake?

One of our reporter’s cats started acting “hinky” so we checked and there had just been a tiny shaker.

Here’s a look at the recent earthquakes in California. You might notice those relatively large ones in the local area on this map from this earthquake site.




  • Felt a tiny shake in Benbow. Mostly just heard house creaking.

  • A handful of other websites, if you like to keep track of quakes:

    USGS keeps a map which takes data from a few different programs, it can be a little slower but has a fuller view (and offers global coverage) with a bit sleeker and easier to use interface. The links get really dumb if you try to set it to anything other than the default though, so apologies. This is set to California, with all magnitude earthquakes over the last week:{%22feed%22%3A%227day_all%22%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22terrain%22%2C%22autoUpdate%22%3Atrue%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3Atrue%2C%22timeZone%22%3A%22local%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A[[30.86451022625836%2C228.27392578125]%2C[43.213183300738876%2C254.99267578125]]%2C%22overlays%22%3A{%22plates%22%3Atrue%2C%22faults%22%3Atrue}%2C%22viewModes%22%3A{%22map%22%3Atrue%2C%22list%22%3Atrue%2C%22settings%22%3Afalse%2C%22help%22%3Afalse}}

    And this is a network of Seismographs which update relatively quickly (usually every 10-20 minutes or so). I usually look at the Horse Mountain one since it gets less weather interference, but small quakes often don’t show up on it. There’s a few throughout Humboldt and the surrounding regions, and also tons from elsewhere around the state:

    Messing around on the USGS website, you can actually go into the “Archive” and get it to generate you a file containing tons of data for previous earthquakes, which you can open in Google Earth and play as an animation. It’s very cool and helps you track how some of the movement is related over long periods of time.

  • Nope, but my Corgi did!

  • I was sitting here reading and never felt it. Doody Ridge near Ettersburg.

  • Again, didn’t feel a thing. This is making me nervous. How much Pacific Plate slippage will it take before the Juan de Fuca goes postal? Or is it the other way around?

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