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CEA Using California Quakes as Opportunity to Spread the Word

CEA Using California Quakes as Opportunity to Spread the Word”

The quake hit at 6:50 a.m.in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of Ferndale, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The magnitude was quickly downgraded from an initial estimate of 6.8.

Residents took to social media to talk about tremors and shaking heard throughout the state, with one user stating, "Apparently there was an quake in Ferndale?"

While the USGS estimated possible fatalities and economic losses due to the event to be low, there was no immediate report of casualties or damage from the area.

In Ferndale, which has a population of about 1,300 people, Mayor Don Hindley said in a phone interview that he had not heard of any damage from the quake. "I felt shaking all the way in San Fransisco!"

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Afterward, she said it felt like the ground was rolling, "like you were on a boat". It was also felt inland in the Sacramento Valley, the USGS said.

If an M6.5 quake had occurred closer to shore or within California, or if it were on a Bay Area or Los Angeles fault, we could be seeing billions in property damage and injuries or even deaths, Pomeroy warned.

An natural disaster measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck California coast on Thursday.

The coastal area nearest the quake is sparsely populated.

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The earlier quake was felt from southern OR into the San Francisco Bay Area and as far inland as the Sacramento Valley, according to the Times.

The north coast sits along the Mendocino Triple Junction, where the Pacific, North American and Juan de Fuca tectonic plates collide. The state typically experiences no more than three earthquakes each year strong enough to cause damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying there is no tsunami threat from the natural disaster.

Smaller tremors were reported days prior to Thursday's natural disaster.

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