L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off the Northern California coast near Eureka [Updated]

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, near the Humboldt County area hit by last month's 6.5 temblor.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the quake was felt over a large swath of the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit at about 12:20 p.m. approximately 50 miles northwest of Eureka. Officials were checking for structural damage, including examining buildings that were damaged in the Jan. 9 quake.

The January quake caused more than $30 million in damage and resulted in the planned demolition of at least one building.

On Twitter, some residents said they felt a sharp jolt, but they added that it did not feel as strong as the January quake.

[Updated at 1:40 p.m.: The Eureka Times-Standard reported Thursday's quake occurred in roughly the same area as last month's quake and appears to be an aftershock. It quoted emergency personnel as saying they doubted there would be major damage from this quake.]

-- Shelby Grad

More breaking news in L.A. Now:

UCLA hosts 'Locks of Love' event

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off the Northern California coast near Eureka

Rainstorm headed to Southern California

Crop-threatening weevil discovered at LAX in basil shipment from Mexico

Bell police searching for accomplice in car chase that led to fatal shooting

Casey Johnson died of diabetes-related condition, L.A. County coroner says

Brittany Murphy's death ruled accidental by L.A. County coroner's office

LAPD arrests alleged Melrose Avenue serial burglar

Former Pico Rivera councilman arrested on perjury charges

Aerialist who fell at Beverly Center broke numerous bones, spent 7 weeks in wheelchair

 
Comments () | Archives (4)

West Southwest of Eureka. Not Northwest. Can you guys not read the USGS page?

Well I can read the USGS web site and it said that the earthquake occured at and I quote:

2010-02-04 20:20:21 UTC

Interesting "04 20" pops up regarding Northern California. It's a sign, legalize it! Hemp too.

Obama wants exports then legalize Hemp too. Good lord can't our administration see the writing on the wall???


Go to http://myrichterscale.blogspot.com To download your own desktop richter scale.
And stay on top of all these earthquakes <3

- Will Alaska and California be next in the chain of Massive Quakes around the Ring of Fire?... Strong earthquakes may weaken distant fault lines (Reuters, Sep 30,2009)...
- National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say"...
- "Planet X confirmed" - cosmonaut and pilot Marina Popovich... Russian Television Reports on Nibiru:
http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2009/10/major-quakes-and-planet-x-will-alaska.html


Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: