Quakes in California…

California was struck by a 6.4 quake on July 4th, and then by a 7.1 quake on July 5th. The epicenter was near Ridgecrest, California. The epicenter is inland (not out in the ocean,) so there won’t be a tsunami. (Unless, of course, a different quake strikes the ocean bed. I very much doubt that will happen in the near future.) I googled the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which is located on the coast of California. I couldn’t find any current news reports at all (keep in mind, I only searched less than a minute. Yes, I’m a busy gal!) so I’m assuming all is well and good at that plant. Presumably it has been shut down due to the recent tremors.

Here is a link to the most recent significant quakes around the world:

(Yeah, I know my link is running off the side of the post. I apologize for the mess.)


As I’m typing this in the afternoon of July 7 (Japan time,) I see that the last “BIG” quake worldwide was the one in the Ridgecrest area, California at Magnitude 7.1 (They’ve been having aftershocks, but these are smaller. Nevertheless–and I speak from experience–aftershocks are extremely nerve-frazzling. Extremely! I found our aftershocks to be worse for my mental state than the orignal Super Big Quake.)

Goodness gracious, scrolling down I see a Magnitude 4.5 in Kansas that occured in June. That quake is likely causing by an oil removing technique called fracking. (Although I’ve not researched that June quake so I can’t be sure.) Fracking is very worrisome to me, but that’s another post.

And in my parents’-in-law home of Sakata (sister city of Tsuruoka, Japan) there was a 6.4 one in June.

So anyway, please use that link to learn more about quake and where they hit. 🙂

Have a nice day!





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