ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Earthquake today 2014 have been hitting California, Ohio and Oklahoma. A series of earthquakes today March 10, 2014 began in the predawn morning hours and are still continuing currently. They have spanned the Dominican Republic and Alaska as well.
First, a 2.6 magnitude Lowellville, Ohio struck this morning. Officials tell news that the quake started at 8:44 am local time. The quake had a shallow depth. Reps tell news that it started one mile south of Lowellville and posted a depth of only three miles below ground level. The quake was five miles from Struthers and seven miles from Boardman. The quake also started nine miles southeast of Youngstown.
How common are quakes in this region? USGS tells news that “Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than in the West, are typically felt over a much broader region than earthquakes of similar magnitude in the west. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area more than ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast.” They add “It would not be unusual for a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in eastern or central North America to be felt by a significant percentage of the population in many communities more than 100 km (60 mi) from its source.”
Second, a 3.6 magnitude quake hit Ferndale, California today. The quake began just after 7:16 am PST. It began off the coast of the state, however, beginning roughly fourteen miles below sea level. The quake was forty-five miles west of Fortuna and forty miles west of Ferndale. It started fifty miles west of Eureka and fifty-six miles west of Arcata.
Finally, a 3.4 magnitude quake erupted east of Stillwater, Oklahoma today as well. Reps tell news that it began just after 7:11 am local time today.