Earthquake of Magnitude 6.2 Strikes Off Northern California
By Heather Langan
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off California’s northern coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said in an e-mailed alert.
The temblor struck at 5:43 a.m. local time today, at a depth of 62 miles (100 kilometers), the USGS said. The quake took place 133 miles west of Eureka, California, the monitoring agency said.
Earthquake Series Continue Across California
Written for the web byPosted By: Jason Kobely, Internet News Producer
Created: 11/29/2008 2:49:41 PM Updated: 11/29/2008 2:53:15 PM
AROMAS, Calif. (AP) -- Four small earthquakes struck Central and Southern California early Saturday, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-4.1 quake hit the Ridgecrest area of Kern County shortly before 1:15 p.m. The same area had a 3.2-magnitude quake at 3 this morning.
Two earthquakes also struck the Salinas Valley along the Central Coast.
A magnitude-3.2 quake hit just before 5 Saturday morning and a second quake of the same magnitude followed two minutes later.
The quakes were centered near the town of Aromas and about 35 miles from San Jose.
A 3.0-magnitude quake struck the same area at about 10:30 Friday night.
The latest tumblor came after an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off California's northern coast about 133 miles west of Eureka Thursday.
5.1 quake strikes in desert east of L.A.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
A moderate, 5.1 earthquake struck the Mojave Desert on Friday night along the Lavic Lake Fault, about 120 miles east of Los Angeles.
More than 4,000 people from San Diego to Las Vegas reported feeling the temblor, said Richard Buckmaster, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, which collects earthquake reports on its Web site.
The quake struck a sparsely populated area within San Bernardino County, about 16 miles from Ludlow, the nearest town.
"We've not received any reports of damage or injury, and we don't expect any," Buckmaster said.
From the Los Angeles Times
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits near Ludlow, in San Bernardino County
The moderate quake is felt from Los Angeles to San Diego. No damage is reported.
By Jessica Garrison
December 6, 2008
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rumbled across Southern California on Friday night.
The moderate quake occurred at 8:18 p.m. near Ludlow, in San Bernardino County, just east of Barstow, and could be felt from Los Angeles to San Diego.
No damage was reported.
"It was just a quick little rolling earthquake, really light," said Jeremy Chestnut, 20, who works at the 76 Gas Station/Dairy Queen on Interstate 40 in the town of Ludlow.
"I was standing in front of an ice cream machine and it makes the ground shake too."
"Everyone here is OK," Chestnut added, saying nothing was broken as far as he could tell.
Barstow police officials said they had not heard any reports of injuries or property damage.