Ferndale, California 5.7 magnitude Earthquake

Ferndale Quake

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

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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