3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

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3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County
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By edhat staff

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern San Luis Obispo County late Tuesday evening.

At 10:48 p.m. the quake hit near Cholame, a rural area near State Routes 41 and 46.

Edhat readers in the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valley reported feeling a slight jolt around this time. 

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Emmenanthe Jul 25, 2019 09:41 AM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

The USGS Recent Earthquakes site is wonderful, and a great way to keep up with seismic activity - in California or worldwide - from big quakes to tiny ones. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ - - the address shown in my browser You can zoom in on California, change the settings from the default of magnitude 2.5 plus to all magnitudes. If you do decide to look at all magnitudes, the tiny quakes add a huge amount of data, so best to limit your search area. It's fascinating, and yes, a lot of the activity in California is east of the San Andreas fault.

Luvaduck Jul 25, 2019 07:52 AM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

The Museum of Natural History has a very large map of faults in our area in the Palentology Hall. If you've ever seen a plop of wet mud dropped on an incline develop a series of crevases as it dries out, that's what SB is sitting on.

winter Jul 24, 2019 04:28 PM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

Rodger, that is a great site.... Been looking at it for a while... Not a scientist, but you can see the state is getting more active...

a-1568622667 Jul 25, 2019 08:48 AM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

WINTER are you new to that site? I've been looking at it for about 10 years or so, nothing is getting more active at all. There are lots of little ones now around Searles/Ridgecrest but that's about it. NOthing different.

Roger Jul 24, 2019 02:07 PM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

I don't have a link but "Recent earthquakes in California and Nevada" is a straight up list of all earthquakes in both states from the smallest to the largest.

a-1568622667 Jul 24, 2019 02:04 PM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

It's good knowing when and where quakes are. I don't care if they're minis on the Richter Scale, I like to know about them.

Emmenanthe Jul 24, 2019 10:57 AM
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in SLO County

I suppose this is considered news because of the Ridgecrest quake. Most earthquake followers know that quakes are frequent in the area around Coalinga and Cholame ( on the San Andreas Fault). Don't be concerned. No surprises or newsworthiness here.

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