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#1 of 4 Old 02-04-2010, 05:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc71348851.htm

Magnitude 6.0 - regional moment magnitude (Mw)
Time Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 12:20:21 PM (PST)
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 20:20:21 (UTC)
Distance from Petrolia, CA - 56 km (35 miles) WNW (282 degrees)
Ferndale, CA - 59 km (36 miles) WSW (254 degrees)
Fortuna, CA - 68 km (43 miles) WSW (256 degrees)
Eureka, CA - 76 km (47 miles) WSW (239 degrees)
Sacramento, CA - 363 km (225 miles) NW (306 degrees)
Coordinates 40 deg. 25.8 min. N (40.431N), 124 deg. 55.8 min. W (124.929W)
Depth 11.2 km (7.0 miles)
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My husband swears these quakes are all tied together. The one in Haiti and wasn't there one in Guatamala or something?

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IIRC there was one in January that had a very close epicenter to the one today.
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I think the same thing. In the big scope of things, quakes have to be related. I can't see how we could possibly pretend to know for a fact that they aren't. We live on a tiny little rock, comparatively, ykwim?

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