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5.2 earthquake reported off Oregon coast; felt in Northern California

Earthquake Location A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the Pacific Ocean off the southern Oregon coast on Tuesday afternoon.

The temblor struck at 2:01 p.m. 145 miles west of Coos Bay. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it was felt in parts of Northern California as well as Oregon.

Coos Bay is about 177 miles north of Eureka, which has been the site of several major earthquakes in recent decades.

There were no reports of damage or injuries. It's unclear which fault line the quake occurred on.

-- Shelby Grad

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The BIG ONE is less than 6 months away! Beware LA residents your doomed because of your stupidity believing what the USGS has been saying for the last 50 years which is totally wrong. The San Andreas is not simply a strike-slip fault with a limited intensity of 7.5 or so. It occasionally does a subduction (which is what built the Sierra Madre mountains) every 5th or 6th strike-slip cycle.

Stanford and other Universities have revealed the truth though and the USGS should apologize to all the citizens in California because the San Andreas is jammed and San Francisco is now 17 years over due, Fort Tejon is 67 years over due, and Wrightwood is 111 years over due.

Why? Because as the North American plate moves to the West it puts considerable pressure on the Pacific plate which is trying to move North but along most of that plate, as in Peru, as in Cascadia (West of Seattle), as in Alaska--it usually subducts because the Pacific Ocean is getting smaller as the Atlantic Ocean gets larger.

The pressure builds gradually over 500 years or so and then the plates do a combination strike-slip and subduction simultaneously and the resulting BIG ONE can be up to a 9.5 as over 1000 miles of the fault can slip at one time (up to 1500 miles all the way from the Gulf of California almost to Alaska).

Beware Californians you have been lied to by the USGS for decades!

Not only can the plate in which LA resides subduct but it can subduct and result in substantial drops in elevation along the coast such that many beaches will be submerged (by as much as 30 feet underwater).

LA is a ticking time bomb that is way understated the dangers of living there! San Francisco and San Diego are in the same boat as is Seattle and Portland

It could get worse -
“B). Including the odd chance of JJBAL Fireballs with each prediction, with included statistics, the specifics of the Giulaino - Gansu Model (2/6 - 12/11) of extreme earthquake warnings among tectonic energy lines with individual predictions for regions (magnitude in Richters) are: 1). Wyoming (5+) - Kansas (4+) - Tennessee (4+) - Kentucky (5+) - Quebec (5+); 2). Northern California (5+) - Oregon (6+) - Vancouver (5+) - Queen Charlotte Islands (6+) - Kodiak Island (5+); 3). Columbia (6+) - Peru (6+) - Eastern Island (5+); 4). Azores (6+) - Morocco (5+) - Algeria (7+) - Italy (5+) - Greece (5+) - Bulgaria (6+) - Romania (5+); 5). Vladivostok (6+) - Shanxi (5+) - Qinghai (7+) - Xinjiang (6+) - Kyrgyzstan (6+); and 6). Fiji (7+) - Samoa (6+) - Tonga (7+) ... C). GBRWE official experimental quake, volcano, and other models ... a correct in this earthquake modeling is anything within 0.5 Richters below given prediction and anything above the prediction for the region. A significant quake is 1 in the correct region that is within a.1.5 Richters of the predicted intensity or b. greater than 95 km in depth or causing panic, damage, or injuries. ... 2). 2-week model ... ALL predictions get at least 2-weeks” (“GBRWE 2/6 - 12/11''s Extreme Planetary Warnings for Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Solar/Terrestrial Flares from Human Activities”; Robert Rhodes, Supplemental; GBRWE 2/6 - 12/11, 2/5/11).

Too bad the BIG ONE, nearly 9.5, will take out most of the state soon. The USGS has been lying to everyone for decades! LA will subduct under the San Andreas North American plate and drop 30 to 40 feet with half the city underwater. Tens of millions will drown.

The LA Times is guilty of censorship to the nth degree!

@mipak, how can you be so sure the BIG ONE is 6 months away? Doesn't the fact that all of these events are decades overdue go to show how unpredictable they are? I agree with you that it's only a matter of time, and the possibilties are played down, but your insistance that it will happen within a given timeframe is pretty disingenuous. Please provide evidence for your claims or be labeled a fear monger

hey,Guys,,, don;t judge ,, I am sure the people in Japan didn;t think the big one would come so soon either??? just be prepared and take heed !! Ok

just be prepared,,, look what happened in JAPAN!!!!!


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