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Warm-Up to the “Big One” Struck Today in Northern California.

February 13, 2012

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February 13, 2012:Warm-Up to the Big One Struck Today in Northern California:  Note how today’s earthquake was just south of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse path, pictured above.

The U.S. Geological Survey stated that a magnitude 5.6 quake earthquake struck at 1:07PM PST (4:07PM EST) about 18 miles east of Trinidad in an unincorporated part of Humboldt County (see map below).

The epicenter was a rural area near the small community of Weitchpec, about 220 miles northwest of Sacramento.

The map above, from the USGS, shows the complex fault system from Northern California; which extends up to Oregon, Washington State and off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Today’s 5.6 magnitude quake struck to the east of this complex fault system and just north of the infamous San Andréa’s Fault (in light green) that runs the length of California. The worst possible scenario is…

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