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Old 06-17-2005, 12:34 AM   #11
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Thanks for the concern, mish. I did not feel a thing being so far from the coast. When the Cape Mendocino/Ferndale earthquake hit in the Spring of '92 I was living in Arcata, CA. That earthquake measured 7.2 on the reichter scale. The two major aftershocks were in the high 6.0s.

Here is some information on yesterday's earthquake.



Magnitude 7.2 - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2005 June 15 02:50:54 UTC


Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver



A major earthquake occurred at 02:50:54 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 15, 2005. The magnitude 7.2 event has been located OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)




Magnitude7.2Date-TimeWednesday, June 15, 2005 at 02:50:54 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 6:50:54 PM
= local time at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location41.328N, 125.868WDepth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location programRegionOFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIADistances147 km (91 miles) WSW (252) from Crescent City, CA
147 km (92 miles) WNW (282) from Trinidad, CA
150 km (93 miles) WSW (252) from Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
485 km (302 miles) NW (311) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location programParametersNst=190, Nph=190, Dmin=165.7 km, Rmss=1.42 sec, Gp= 32,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
SourceUSGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusziae








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Old 06-17-2005, 02:08 PM   #12
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So glad you're okay, Sierra.

Don't think I'll ever forget the Northridge quake & the devastation. This has been one heck of a week.
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