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California Earthquake Today January 9!

California Earthquake Today January 9

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE NEWS – An earthquake has hit Northern California today January 9 2010. The Northern California earthquake today hit roughly 30 minutes ago off the coast of Northern California.

USGS reports at 4:27 PM PST Saturday a 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California. Because the quake had almost no depth, less than 1 mile below the water’s surface, the quake could be felt for miles. The closest significant town is Ferndale roughly 22 miles North West.

Earthquake Maps
Today’s Earthquake Map 1
Today’s Earthquake Map 2

USGS data is as follows:

Location 40.674°N, 124.655°W
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)

* 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288°) from Ferndale, CA
* 39 km (24 miles) W (261°) from Humboldt Hill, CA
* 41 km (26 miles) WSW (256°) from Bayview, CA
* 43 km (27 miles) WSW (253°) from Eureka, CA
* 361 km (224 miles) NW (312°) from Sacramento, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/-

No reports of injury.


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