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7.2 MG QUAKE OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -
jijaji - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 08:43:12 +0530
Magnitude 7.2 Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 7:50:56 PM (PDT)
Distance from: Crescent City, CA - 136 km (84 miles) WSW (248 degrees)
Coordinates:41 deg. 17.3 min. N (41.288N), 125 deg. 42.6 min. W (125.710W)
Depth 40 km (24.9 milesBULLETIN NUMBER 1
ISSUED 06/15/2005 AT 0256 UTCA TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS
FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
VANCOUVER I.-BC. The 'Ring of Fire' is on Fire
jijaji - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 09:32:16 +0530
jijaji - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 09:50:59 +0530
Tsunami Warning Issued After Calif. Quake
The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 15, 2005; 12:16 AM
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- A major earthquake struck Tuesday night about 80 miles off the coast of northern California, prompting a tsunami warning along the Pacific coast.
The 7.2-magnitude quake struck at about 7:50 p.m. southwest of the coastal community of Crescent City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site.
A tsunami warning was in effect from the California-Mexico border north to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
KCBS radio reported that residents were being evacuated from low-lying areas of Crescent City, which was struck by a tsunami after an earthquake four decades ago.
Stuart Weinstein, a geologist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said that if a tsunami were generated, it would not be as strong as the Dec. 26 killer wave in the Indian Ocean.
"We're not expecting anything huge from an event this size," added Charles McCreery, the center's director.
Scientists were waiting for signs of any powerful ocean waves to reach tide gauges placed up and down the West Coast, Weinstein said.
"We're monitoring our sea gauges pretty carefully," he said.
In the spring of 1963, a magnitude-8.4 quake in Alaska generated tsunamis that caused damage there and in British Columbia, and in the states of Washington, California and Hawaii. More than 120 died.
Hardest hit was Crescent City, where 11 people were killed after waves reaching as much as 20 feet destroyed half of the waterfront business district.
jijaji - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:06:19 +0530
THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH STATUS IS CANCELED FOR CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA. WATER LEVELS REMAIN NORMAL AT ALL COASTAL SITES. NO WAVE HAS BEEN DETECTED. HOWEVER SOME AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.
Aftershocks recorded so far have been small: 3.7, 3.5, 4.5, 4.3
Now lets see if another event happens in the next 72 hours.
jijaji is on quake watch!