West Seattle seismographs show 6.9 earthquake off California

You might have heard by now about the 6.9-magnitude earthquake off the far-northern California coast a little more than an hour ago. It could be seen on at least two official seismographs in West Seattle that are part of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network – above, the online display from the detector at the Alki stormwater-treatment plant; below, the one at Holy Rosary (which is a bit busier):

So far, no word of notable damage from the 10:18 pm quake 50 miles west of Eureka, California, according to former WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams, who lives and works there now. For us, yet another wakeup call – do you have your go bag? Know where your communication hub is? Browse westseattlebeprepared.org next time you can spare a few minutes.

P.S. Thanks to Skies Over West Seattle correspondent Alice Enevoldsen for the tip about the local seismographs,

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    Robert March 10, 2014 (9:03 am)

    I was asleep at the time, but would be curious what an expert would say about the possibility of “feeling” this quake even though it was 600 miles away. It came from the same general direction as the Nisqually quake and I wonder if the “amplification”, but on a minor scale, that happens in part of the Admiral district could have reoccurred.

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