10 Earthquakes Slam the Humboldt Coast Overnight

Humboldt County residents were awakened by the rumblings of 10 earthquakes just off the coast on Sunday night into Monday morning. As of Monday morning, no tsunamis or damage has been reported.

The first earthquake to hit Sunday night was the largest, hitting 65 miles off the coast of Eureka and measuring in at 5.8 magnitude around 8 pm. It was followed by a 4.9 magnitude at 11:30 pm.

Map of the earthquakes from the USGS

Other than the two large earthquakes, a bevy of other earthquakes were felt off the coast throughout the night, including 8 more measuring in between 2.5 to 3.5 magnitude.

The North Coast has a history of tsunamis in the area due to its proximity of the active geological area of the nearby Mendocino Triple Junction, which is the confluence of the San Andreas Fault and Cascadia Subduction Zone. In 1964, Crescent City had a tsunami that killed 12 people and caused $15 million in damage.

Active NorCal

Telling the Stories of Northern California

17 Comments

  1. Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; many of us have created some nice methods and we are looking to swap methods with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  2. A person necessarily lend a hand to make significantly articles I might state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made to create this actual submit incredible. Great activity!

  3. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more things about it!

  4. you are in reality a good webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible. It kind of feels that you are doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a wonderful task in this topic!

  5. You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve read anything like this before. So great to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

  6. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  7. My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to going over your web page yet again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button