Friday, April 8, 2016

Catalina Island Has Earthquake Strike Nearby!!! ALSO: Some Shaking Near San Simeon Felt In Paso Robles!!! Keep Watching For Earthquakes! New "Earthquake Minute" Now Posted!!!

UPDATE: This weeks Good News-Bad News "Earthquake Minute" @ NOW Fridays EQ Blog:

Just about the time I was nicely all finished catching up on the latest American Idol winner, this bright red spot on the California list of latest earthquakes appeared! Could hardly believe it was right over the top of Catalina Island and was not able to immediately determine the size of the earthquake simply by the size of that big red dot! Well, upon zooming-in. . . found it to be a 3.2 and luckily not a direct hit at Catalina Island, rather a few miles over closer towards Camp Pendleton and would not have been felt up there in Hollywood even though it appears it shook during the final moments of that final show, too! Here's the details:

3.2 - 33km ESE of Avalon, California

2016-04-07 20:45pm Central Time

Nearby Places
20.5 Miles ESE of Avalon, California
26.1 Miles SW of Dana Point, California
27.3 Miles SSW of Laguna Beach, California
28.6 Miles WSW of San Clemente, California
32.9 Miles S of Costa Mesa, California

Since this earthquake just came in a little bit late in the evening, can't say this felt report will be by any means final or up-to-date until later on Friday. Here it is right now with mostly a few places along the shores there:

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 United States of America....1.....51 km
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 United States of America..........1.....53 km
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 United States of America.1.....55 km
Escondido, CA 92025 United States of America............1.....96 km

This here was my original big story until I noticed that big Catalina Island Earthquake! Here's the list that came in early Thursday Morning from Paso Robles as you can see in the felt report that immediately follows this short list of small San Simeon Earthquakes:

2.0 30km N of Lake Nacimiento, California 2016-04-07 07:06:40
1.8 11km NE of San Simeon, California 2016-04-07 06:14:11
3.2 11km NE of San Simeon, California 2016-04-07 00:38:28

Paso Robles, CA 93446 United States of America....1.....34 km
Ventura, CA 93003 United States of America...........1....235 km
Port Hueneme, CA 93041 United States of America.1....244 km

The date was July 29, 1509 and brother of Christopher Columbus had just been elected as Governor of this island that today we know as Hispaniola. Not sure what the name of the island was at that time, but St. Domingo is still a prominent place there in that day. Hurricane came along that day and 10,000 were killed. Telling the story today because it comes into sharp focus for folks that have been keeping up with the day numbers as possible big one gets near! Well, you can count the number of days before guess what happened next. . . albeit all the way back in the year 1509? That's right! Major Earthquake!!! This time of all places we're talking about Constantinople!!! September 10, 1509! Sure it's half way around the world and can't help but to wonder if anyone even remotely ever thought these connected!!! Well, we did right here at my blog and am here to tell you it was a big earthquake! Looks like Day 43 for folks keeping track there! And in the year 1509!!! Just figured it out. . . it was like 500 years ago!!! Like 507 years to be exact. . . and can honestly tell you the City of Constantineople WOULD have been under a BIG "Earthquake Alert" there!!!

So we're still watching for a few earthquakes yet and if nothing shakes any more over the weekend, then I'll see you all here on Monday! Good Weekend!!! EQ Guy

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