As we were watching for, earthquake activity has struck off the shores of Northern California.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has occurred Northwest of San Francisco, along the “Gorda” ridge , which is part of the new lavic fields which extend West + North toward Oregon, and out to sea.
This 5.5M earthquake off the Northwest shores of California follows a flurry of earthquakes at the California fracking operations , and after a series of steam plumes kicked off across California over the past 3 days, and a 4.0M earthquake in Oklahoma along the craton edge.
Information on this 5.5M earthquake from the USGS here:
|Location / uncertainty||40.447°N 126.755°W± 0.0 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||12.0 km± 0.0|
|Origin Time||2015-04-24 01:34:59.000 UTC|
|Number of Stations||84|
|Number of Phases||84|
|Minimum Distance||243.70 km (2.19°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.2 sec|
|FE Region||Off the coast of Northern California (34)|
April 19th 2015 earthquake forecast here: