Did You Feel it? Earthquake Just off our Coast

Did you feel it?  This writer was busy snoring!

At 2:38:39Am Saturday morning (an erroneous earlier publication said “today”), an earthquake which immediately registered as a 3.5 sent its waves through Newport Beach.

The quake was centered at 33.546°N 118.172°W, about 14 miles due WSW from Newport, between Balboa Peninsula and Catalina.  As Catalina blocks nearly all Ocean-Born quakes from generating a tsunami on our shores, the biggest threat to the Peninsula and the Islands are the earthquakes happening between the two landmasses.   With a big enough quake to cause a tsunami, the 500-mph underwater burst would take 3 minutes and 7 seconds to reach our shores from a Catalina-distance of 26 miles away.

You can find more updated information, here: http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Maps/Los_Angeles.html and here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38835287/executive

For more information about how to be prepared, check out our award-winning Civilian Emergency Response Team, CERT.

Remember, if you have questions about earthquakes, you can always check the live feed at this URL: http://savenewport.com/earthquakes/



About Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com