Earthquake: 4.5M 11 Miles West of Eureka

Mar 22, 2018

Credit USGS

[This article has been updated to reflect a revised assessment.]

An earthquake occurred at 9:24 AM today. The magnitude 4.5 event occurred 11 miles west-southwest of Eureka, according to a USGS report. 

The hypocentral depth is 19 km (12 miles). There is no tsunami threat at this time, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

KHSU Facebook friends from CR to Trinidad report feeling the temblor. 

Coincidentally, there will be a regional Tsunami alert test next week. Dr. Lori Dengler recently wrote in the Times-Standard:

For the first time Del Norte and Humboldt Counties will exercise their emergency mass notification system as part of the test. You have to sign up in advance to receive these notifications. In Del Norte, signup online at http://preparedelnorte.com/resources/Everbridge, or call 707-464-7213. In Humboldt, go to http://humboldtgov.org/alerts or call 707-268-2500.

Humboldt State's seismometer
Credit Mark Hemphill-Haley/HSU Geology