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Old 01-09-2010, 07:10 PM
Location: McKinleyville, California
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We had a significant earthquake today here in Humboldt county. The epicenter was 26 miles off the coast of Eureka and shook longer than the Loma Prieta did, though it was just a 6.5. Nothing of ours fell, but it scared the wits out of the dogs and my neighbors from Pennsylvania. We have had so far six aftershocks between 3.8 and 3.0. I moved here in 1992 and within one month we had a 7.1 and a 6.9 not far from todays earthquake was. A few years ago we had a 7.1 about 80 miles off the coast. Almost all the towns up here are without power, we have a generator for backup, otherwise I would not be here typing. This was quite a roller, the first shock rocked north and south then got heavy in the east and west direction.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Originally Posted by highcotton View Post
Hey folks, you want to know why the Sea Lions disappeared? The animals can sense when a big earthquake is coming. Right after they disappeared there were two shakes, with each one getting stronger. Now this. Don't be surprised if there is more on the way, and even stronger.
Actually, it appears that they have ben found off the coast of Oregon; if they were avoiding earthquakes, they went the wrong way. The rational answer is that they were following their food source, which has at least temporarily shifted away from where it was in the San Francisco Bay area, most likely due to climate patterns.

Sea lions showing up in Oregon

There will be a huge earthquake at some point. The sea lions will have nothing to do with it.
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