Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Geology2] False M6.8 Quake Alert Blamed On Revision Of 1925 Earthquake

A report of a major earthquake off the coast of Santa Barbara was actually a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925.
The U.S. Geological Survey sent out an email alert Wednesday afternoon saying a magnitude 6.8 quake had struck in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara.
The event was promptly deleted from the USGS website, but screenshots of the page made their way around social media.


Posted by: Hardin Rich <>


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