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California Earthquake: Officials Warn Of Aftershocks After 5.6 Magnitude Quake Rocks Northern Coast

February 14, 2012

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A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Monday afternoon, yielding no immediate injuries or damage but prompting warnings of several aftershocks throughout the week.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck around 1:07 p.m. about 18 miles inland in Humboldt County.

(Photo: USGS.com)<br>A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Monday afternoon, yielding no immediate injuries or damage but prompting warnings of several aftershocks throughout the week. The quake, which struck around 1:07 p.m., had its epicenter in a rural area near Weitchpec on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

(Photo: USGS.com)
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Monday afternoon, yielding no immediate injuries or damage but prompting warnings of several aftershocks throughout the week. The quake, which struck around 1:07 p.m., had its epicenter in a rural area near Weitchpec on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

Its epicenter was a rural area near Weitchpec on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. The reservation is about 240 miles north of San Francisco, and 60 miles south of the Oregon-California border.

The Northern California quake was widely felt within a 100-mile radius, according to the USGS web site. The depth of the earthquake was roughly 20.4 miles.

‘You have no control of these things.’

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and Eureka Police Department sent officials to check on residents, but dispatchers said there were  Full article here

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  1. February 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    With the recent flurry of larger earthquakes around the world, the relationship with solar flare activity was clearly demonstrated. This cycle of earthquakes can’t be assumed to be finished. Future activity will bear watching.

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  1. February 15, 2012 at 12:01 am
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