Big quake strikes off Northern California, no tsunami threat

Mar 10, 2014 Full story: Sacramento Bee Newspaper

A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.

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Since: Mar 07

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#1 Mar 12, 2014
Saw that one on the NEIC.

This one is an outer rise earthquake in the descending plate. The Mendocino area is more compressed than Cascadia so the E. part of the Gorda plate is now transform faulting into the 1700 footprint which decompressed in a WNW vector off California.

The NW vector area of the Gorda arc remains compressed around the Mendcino area and with an average 500 year lead time, there appears to be a 200 year gap before the next tsunamigenic megathrust @ the Gorda arc.

have a nice day: Ag

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