Sunday, May 03, 2009

EARTHQUAKE!!!

That was a good jolt, just a few minutes ago, if you didn't feel it. Scared the crap out of me.

Wow! The epicenter was 1km Northeast of Pine Hill. That's a close one.

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12 Comments:

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felt in McKinleyville too. Wonder where it is centered. Certainly not too little.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger "Bob" said...

* 3.9 on the Richter.
* 10:54 a.m.
* 1 km ( 0 mi) NE of Pine Hills.

sez the Journal E-Q blogbot...

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Yeah. I'd guess that would have been centered right around the Bayshore Mall. It's probably close to 1000 meters northeast of Pine Hill.

I don't know if I recall of hearing one that close in the 35 years I've lived up here. They're usually centered offshore somewhere, or further inland.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Correction: Probably more like the Eureka Mall. That's northeast, Bayshore Mall would be north or northwest, I think. I get the directions around here mixed up sometimes.

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Eel River Ernie said...

Fred, it was one mile South East of Cutten. See http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs for the particulars.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger samoasoftball said...

Weak! C'mon and rock me! This was just what we needed. The little ones to break the fault tension.

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Sharp jolt, not your usual gentle rolling. Didn't feel very big, though.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Carol said...

It is a myth that little earthquakes ease the fault tension.

We were driving back to Humboldt, so we missed it. Nothing fell or broke in the house.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Rose wrote, "Didn't feel very big, though.".

Felt pretty big to me but maybe it's just the way this old house shakes. If it had been more than just one jolt, I think we might have had some damage to our house.

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger mresquan said...

Ikm northeast of Pine Hill would likely be Henderson Center.The anti-cell tower crowd should be all over that.

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I read somewhere yesterday that the initial earthquake was upgraded.

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Yes, they did, to a 4 something. You have to wonder what practical purpose there is in re- classifying an earthquake days after it happened. Statistical purposes, I would guess.

 

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