According to KTLA Television News, last night, at 8:54 PM, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast at Ferndale, California, 25 Miles South of Eureka. People experienced moderate shaking, light damage. Although it occurred in the water, no Tsunami occurred and no warning was issued. This took place on the “Ring of Fire” where we have very active earthquake faults. Check the link for further discussion of plate tectonics. We, those of us who live in California, can expect many more earthquakes along these fault lines.
Map courtesy of the USGS; Hat Tip: KTLA News