Earthquake Northern California 2015: Big 5.7 Earthquake Hits Northern California, No Damage Reported

January 29, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Earthquake Northern California 2015 is a trending topic right now and information has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey. On Wednesday, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Fortuna, Ferndale and Eureka, located in the Northern California coast. The temblor did not cause any damage. This is the second biggest earthquake to hit Northern California in 2015 – the first one occurred on New Year’s Day.

Earthquake Northern California 2015

Here is an update on the trending headline “Earthquake Northern California 2015.” On Wednesday at around 1:08 PM, an earthquake rattled Ferndale, southwest of Eureka and Fortuna. It was first reported that the earthquake measured 5.1, but that was later changed to 5.8 and once more revised to a 5.7 magnitude.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the seismic activity occurred at a depth of 17 kilometers or about 10.6 miles. The location of the epicenter is about 550 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Many people as far as Red Bluff Rio Dell and Hydesville claimed to have felt a moderate shaking.

California authorities say there were no damage or injuries reported. The U.S. Geological Survey nor the the National Tsunami Warning Center issued an tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological Survey issued an Aftershock Warning where they explained that in the next 7 days there might be between 5 to 25 aftershocks felt in the state. Their warning read:

STRONG AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 5 and larger) –

At this time (18 hours after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is approximately 19 PERCENT


Most likely, the recent mainshock will be the largest in the sequence. However, there is a small chance (APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 PERCENT) of an earthquake equal to or larger than this mainshock in the next 7 days.

WEAK AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 3 to 5) –

In addition, approximately 5 to 25 SMALL AFTERSHOCKS are expected in the same 7-DAY PERIOD and may be felt locally.

This probability report is based on the statistics of aftershocks typical for California. This is not an exact prediction, but only a rough guide to expected aftershock activity. This probability report may be revised as more information becomes available.

The is the second big quake to shake Northern California in 2015. The first one took place on January 1st – the magnitude 5.1 earthquake was mainly felt in Ferndale.

What are your thoughts on this Northern California earthquake?


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  1. Tony says:

    I felt the quake in Diablo it was pretty strong and kinda shook my house for about 4 seconds

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