Post image for Northern CA rocked by magnitude 6.5 earthquake

At 4.27pm PST, a little piece of the Gorda plate some 30 miles west of Ferndale, CA decided to move to the north a little ahead of the rest of its plate. According to the Eureka Times-Standard, the resulting 30-second earthquake has knocked out power in Eureka and Ferndale, and while the damage is widespread it also appears to be relatively minor. There is no count of injuries or fatalities.

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In this clip, we talked to John Krueger of the Earthquake Hazards Team about field seismometers and his experiences installing and maintaining them.


USGS Open House 2009 – NetQuakes

by Eric on May 23, 2009

After way too much struggling with the a Final Cut Express/LiveType workflow, I’ve finally managed to upload the first in a series of videos I shot at the USGS Open House earlier in May. In this first clip, we interviewed Dave Croker of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team about NetQuakes, a new program that will […]

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Must see: USGS Open House 05.16-17.09

by Eric on May 11, 2009

USGS Open House Logo

It’s time again for the 9th triennial Open House in Menlo Park May 16 and 17, from 10am to 4pm. If you have an interest in earthquakes, volcanoes, geology, energy resources or the natural history of the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, this is the event for you.