California Earthquake 2014: 6.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Eureka

By on Mar 10, 2014 in United States Comments
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A California earthquake measuring magnitude-6.9 on the Richter Scale was felt in Eureka on Sunday night, March 9, 2014. The epicenter of the California earthquake was determined by the US Geological Survey at 50 miles west of Eureka and four miles below the Pacific seabed.

Watch the news video of the California earthquake by clicking here.

Several aftershocks measuring up to 4.6-magnitude was felt later after the magnitude-6.9 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT Sunday.

Jana Pursley, a geophysicist with the National Earthquake Information Center, explained that the California quake is tectonic in origin.

No tsunami alert was activated since the earthquake did not indicate any abnormal activity, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

Reports say that the city of Eureka is an earthquake prone area located about 270 miles northwest of San Francisco and 100 miles south of the Oregon state line.

The latest Eureka earthquake reportedly surpassed the 2010 Baja quake in California.

Check out the latest update on the 2014 California earthquake by clicking here.



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