Sunday, 14 July 2024

4.8 quake hits Pillsbury

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LAKE PILLSBURY On the 101st anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake, a 4.8 quake shook the Lake Pillsbury area.


The quake hit at 1:42 a.m. on Wednesday morning with 17 aftershocks ranging up to 2.0 as of 6:45 a.m., according to the US Geological Survey.

 

Nine more aftershocks bringing the total to 26 – hit throughout the early afternoon, the USGS reported.


Originally, USGS had ranked the quake as a 5.0, but scaled it back to a 4.8 by mid-morning.


The epicenter of the quake occurred in the increasing seismic area of between the Maacama fault zone and the Bartlett Springs fault 9 miles west of Lake Pillsbury in Northern Lake County.


The depth of the temblor was 3.8 miles.


Lake County News reported earlier this week that a 3.1 quake had hit the Pillsbury area Sunday morning, near the epicenter of Wednesday's quake.


Lake and Mendocino county residents from Covelo to Ft. Bragg, Clear Lake Oaks to Cloverdale reported feeling a light to moderate shaking.


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