Quakes continue up the West Coast of US

Salton Sea, Long Beach, Bay Area and 3 in Oregon


10/9/16 – After 200 quakes struck the Salton Sea area of Southern California, which is between Los Angeles and San Diego, in one 24 hour period along a newly discovered fault near the San Andreas, other regions began shaking up the West Coast including Long  Beach, the Bay Area, and three in Oregon.

LA Times:

A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon in southeast Long Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:54 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

Mercury News:

Two small earthquakes hit the Bay Area on Saturday morning off the coast of San Mateo County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At 6:11 a.m., a magnitude-2.4 earthquake struck less than 4 miles west-northwest of Broadmoor, an unincorporated area in San Mateo County.

Less than three minutes later, a magnitude-1.4 earthquake took place 3.7 miles west-northwest of Daly City, the agency reported.

Yahoo News:

Three earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.1 to 4.8 occurred several hundred miles off the Oregon coast on Sunday, but none triggered tsunami warnings. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.8 quake was recorded last and occurred at about noon about 260 miles west-northwest of Coos Bay.









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SoCal: 200 earthquakes in 24 hours

Near faults including the San Andreas; could indicate a larger quake will follow


9/27/16 – (Yahoo News)  Almost 200 earthquakes were recorded in Southern California’s Salton Sea in roughly a 24-hour period, geologists said Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quakes that began Monday and persisted Continue reading “SoCal: 200 earthquakes in 24 hours”

More bizarre earth changes: A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why

A road in California rose up 15 feet off the ground and crumbled in “3.5 hours”

Santa Clarita CA-road_Nov 2015

11/27/15 – A 60-meter stretch of road in Santa Clarita, California, rose up off the ground and crumbled in the space of about 3.5 hours on Thursday 10 November, with Continue reading “More bizarre earth changes: A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why”

Northern Cal quake swarm nears 600…in just three weeks

The previous record set in 2003, contained just 120 earthquakes over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2.  The new swarm shatters that record in dramatic fashion.

san ramon quake swarm 11 7 15With a disturbing increase in earthquake activity in the U.S. this year the continued shaking in Northern California doesn’t help to settle nerves. At the very least it should serve as a reminder Continue reading “Northern Cal quake swarm nears 600…in just three weeks”