We felt an earthquake a few minutes ago. The USGS shows it to be  a 6.5 quake off the coast of Eureka.


A strong earthquake occurred at 4:27:39 PM (PST) on Saturday, January 9, 2010.
The magnitude 6.5 event occurred 35 km (22 miles) WNW of Ferndale, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 16 km (10 miles).

Magnitude 6.5 – regional moment magnitude (Mw)
Time Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:27:39 PM (PST)
Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 0:27:39 (UTC)
Distance from Ferndale, CA – 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288 degrees)
Humboldt Hill, CA – 39 km (24 miles) W (261 degrees)
Bayview, CA – 41 km (26 miles) WSW (256 degrees)
Eureka, CA – 43 km (27 miles) WSW (253 degrees)
Sacramento, CA – 361 km (224 miles) NW (312 degrees)
Coordinates 40 deg. 40.5 min. N (40.674N), 124 deg. 39.3 min. W (124.655W)
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Location Quality Poor
Location Quality Parameters Nst= 99, Nph= 99, Dmin=35 km, Rmss=0.36 sec, Erho=0.7 km, Erzz=1.1 km, Gp=212.4 degrees
Event ID# nc71338066
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NCSS First Motion Mechanism 1
NCSS Moment Tensor Solution
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