Birth Pangs: Magnitude-6.8 earthquake reported off Northern California
In addition Britain is dealing with a potential tsunami. In total thus far Northern California had multiple aftershocks. This is something to keep an eye on.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 was reported 102 miles west of Ferndale off Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey announced.
People as far away as San Francisco reported feeling the quake, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Officials did not issue a tsunami warning.
“It started rolling and I could feel it. I had time to jump out of bed and crouch down and call the dog before it stopped. So it was a long rolling one,” Pam Cahill told the San Francisco Chronicle from just north of Eureka.
The USGS first reported the earthquake at 6:50 a.m. local time.
Two quakes with magnitudes topping 4.0 shook the region earlier this week -- one on Monday and one on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people.
This could result in a huge tsunami with waves up to three metres high – threatening to come towards Britain and swallow coastal towns such as Plymouth. The looming tsunami would travel faster than a jet aircraft, and would devastate much of southern Britain as well as the eastern seaboard of America, reports Plymouth Herald . READ MORE