A major earthquake occurred at 7:50:54 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, June 14, 2005.
The magnitude 7.0 event occurred 146 km (91 miles) WSW of Crescent City, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 10 km ( 6 miles).
Surf's up! (Maybe. An undersea quake this size can cause moderate surges, but nothing resembling last year's Indian Ocean disaster.)
The odd thing is that the weather here today, which I described in my earlier post this evening, was of the muggy, sultry, overcast sort that my grandmother was wont to call "earthquake weather." Earthquake weather is superstition, of course, but I sometimes refer to it by that name, myself. It lends a bit of drama to what is actually something that brings merely discomfort. Nice coincidence, though.