Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Powerful quake shakes N. California no injuries  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) EUREKA, California: A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damages

The magnitude 6.9 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. local time Sunday and was centered 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Eureka and about four miles (six kilometers) beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by about a half-dozen aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.6

The quake was felt widely across the region but both fire and sheriff?s officials in Humboldt County, which includes most of the populated areas near the epicenter, said early Monday more than four hours after the quake hit that they had no reports of any damage or injuries

?We had some alarms go off and other than that we dodged a bullet,? Humboldt County Sheriff?s Lt. Steve Knight told The Times-Standard of Eureka

The National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami danger for the region

But more than 3,000 people, including some in Oregon, reported on the USGS website that they felt the quake. Some reported a long, rolling shake that woke children or knocked items off shelves

?This lasted longer than any earthquake I?ve ever felt,? Raquel Maytorena, 52, who lives about a mile from the coast in Ferndale near Eureka, told The Los Angeles Times. It just kept going and going, very slowly and softly. It was not violent.

It lmost felt like you were in a boat that was rocking.? Maytorena said she felt a little rattling in her nearly 100-year-old home, but power remained on without any interruptions. The quake felt like it lasted about 20 seconds, she said



?The animals, they felt it,? she said. ?My two horses were running around out by the barn, and my dogs, six dogs, were ready to get out of the house.? Jana Pursley, a geophysicist with the National Earthquake Information Center, said that based on the area?s tectonics and past temblors, damages or casualties were unlikely

Earthquakes are very common in Eureka, a city of about 27,000 people about 270 miles (435 km) northwest of San Francisco and 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the Oregon state line. Nearby Arcata is home to about 17,000 people and Humboldt State University

The area experienced a magnitude-7.2 earthquake in 1992 that left 95 people injured and caused millions of dollars in damage, according to the USGS. The earthquake was felt as far south as San Francisco

It was followed by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake about 12 hours later and a magnitude-6.7 earthquake a few hours after that, both of which caused additional damage. The area had a magnitude-5.6 earthquake in February, 2012 that did not cause serious damages or injuries

An offshore magnitude-6.5 quake struck offshore in 2010 and caused bumps and cuts among residents and broke glass in some buildings, but it was about 25 miles closer to land than Sunday night?s quake.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 24 2016 - Chinese tornado death toll hits 98Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TOKYO, June 24 (KUNA) -- Death toll of the tornado and hailstorms in east China''s Jiangsu Province has climbed to 98, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported ...

 Jun 24 2016 - UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave European Union -- BBCKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) LONDON, June 24 (KUNA) -- The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, acording to the BBC. London and ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Spain heads to fresh parliamentary polls amid political uncertaintyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Hanadi Watfa MADRID, June 24 (KUNA) -- The Spaniards are to go to the polls on June 26 for the second time in less than one year though the political scene ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Kuwait fire fighters work throughout the year including RamadanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Hammad Al-Mutairi KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- Personnel of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) work hard throughout the year including the fasting ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Washington hotel lays historic claim to longtime political practice of lobbyingKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Photo feature by Ronald Baygents WASHINGTON, June 24 (KUNA) -- Tourists and Washington residents who visit the lobby of the downtown Willard Hotel can find a ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Kuwait- Amiri Diwan Affairs Minister receives former Azhar Uni. headKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Friday member of Al-Azhar''s supreme ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Tusk: Not a moment for hysterical reactionsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 24 (KUNA) -- President of the European Council Donald Tusk, in a first reaction to the Brexit, said on Friday the 27 EU leaders are determined to ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Madrid bourse posts record losses due to BrexitKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) MADRID, June 24 (KUNA) -- Benchmark of Madrid Bourse, Ibex 25, tumbled by 11.99 percent at start of Friday''s session settling at 7,819, amid a prevalent jittery ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Cameron declares he is stepping down from officeKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) LONDON, June 24 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Cameron made the ...

 Jun 24 2016 - Egypt receive millions in new investments from ChinaMENAFN
(MENAFN) China Petroleum and Technology Development Corporation (CPTDC) plans to invest nearly USD10 million in Egypt, based on recent reports.Accordingly, the firm has been trying to find a local ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help