Earthquakes rattle California

October 29th, 2012 at 1:03 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:25 AM today (Mon.) near Soledad, California.  The center was 138 miles south of Sacramento.  It looks like it was on or very near the San Andreas Fault. Click the image to enlarge.  Also, an earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area Sunday AM.  The earthquake was magnitude 3.9 and was centered 24 miles NNW of downtown L.A.

26 Responses to “Earthquakes rattle California”

  1. kevin. w says:

    Sorry not related to earthquakes, but I just got off the phone with my brother in law and he works for an oil company out east and says that they have shut down all of the hubs out east. There saying that fuel prices may soar starting this week and lasting through the end of the year due to Sandy. It will depend on two things he says 1) the damage caused to any refineries and service hubs out east and how much production they lost and 2)the demand once the storm is done and amounts businesses and people will need afterwards. Welcome to excuses I guess.

    1. Kimoeagle says:

      Well, it’s sorta hard to manufacture ANYthing if the power is down. Right? (Am playing devil’s advocate here.)

    2. fixxxer says:

      any excuses to up our gas prices.

    3. Cort S. says:

      Supply and demand. More reliable than death and taxes.

      1. fixxxer says:

        no more like greedy politicians. i bet $$ obama will be re-elected just based on his speech today about this soo called super storm.

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          :-( That has been my feeling over the last few days, I didn’t hear the speech but with this storm and the electrol votes and so on, (ARGH)he’s going to milk this storm for sure for what it’s worth.

  2. Judy says:

    So are the earthquake scientists putting out a warning yet so that they don’t end up in jail like the Italian scientists? (dripping with sarcasm) What Italy has done is ignorant, and hopefully doesn’t lead the way to a trend that is a very slippery and dangerous slope to go down.

  3. Kimoeagle says:

    Just happened to think — what about the refinery in Michigan City(?) Is it out of harm’s way from the storms zooming down Lake Michigan??

  4. Kimoeagle says:

    Bill, what is the timing on this? I recall a quake off the BC coast, and what they think was an aftershock in Costa Rica…… all in recent days…

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      I’ve read that “earthquakes beget earthquakes” – in other words, once an earthquake relieves pressure along a tectonic plate; it increases the pressure elsewhere. I just looked at the earthquake map for CA/NV; and don’t see anything out of the ordinary, though. On any given day, that map usually has 400-500 earthquakes listed (the vast majority of them are so small they’re not felt) The spot *I* watch is a stretch along the San Andreas Fault, southeast of Parkfield, that’s been “stuck” for about 150 years. Granted, it might stay stuck for 100 more years – but when that one lets loose, it should be epic!

  5. Sandi says:

    Mother Nature sure is hormonal (-;

    1. Skot says:

      Naahhhh…that was INDY belching from a SRITE NIGHT

      1. Jack says:

        Lol, Better ahh Belch…Than ahhh Fart….!,

  6. fixxxer says:

    2012 people… repent! ;)

    1. Skot says:

      ….for fixxxer lead the masses through the land of Egypt with staff in hand and a long purple robe and cried,” Follow me oh Israel, for I shall lead you to the promised land”

  7. fixxxer says:

    bill have your techs look at your servers. the blog is acting up today. if we get bad weather we need to access this site, thanks.

    1. Sandi says:

      I just thought it was my computer. Good call fixxxer.

      1. fixxxer says:

        yeah it’s been doing it all morning.

  8. M in Montcalm says:

    Yes, I had trouble getting on the blog as well.

    1. Jack says:

      Ditto… As Well running SLOOOOOOOOW.

  9. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    Yes very slow Bill thank you fixxxer :) I thought it was just me lol!

  10. Mike (Mattawan) says:

    Yeah.. New York is getting hammered by this storm.. as is the whole east coast. This is one freak storm for sure. And diddo with the blog acting strange….

    1. Skot says:

      Poor Ginger Zee. I sent her a message reminding her where she came from and hang tight. Michigan people can handle any weather event.

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