Monday, January 11, 2010

Earthquake Update

After about 20 aftershocks in the first 18 hours or so--three of them between 4.0 and 4.2-- they ended for awhile at about noon Sunday--until a 4.1 around 10:30 pm. These reportedly have people pretty rattled where they're felt, but again, we're feeling nothing here in Arcata. Our resident HSU earthquake expert, Lori Dengler, told the Times-Standard that there is a 78% chance of a strong aftershock of magnitude 5 or greater within a week.

Dengler also said that the quake had a side-to-side motion, which doesn't result in tsunami.

The T-S story said the maximum shaking was felt in Eureka. There's damage in the millions, still being assessed, and one serious injury reported so far.

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