Friday, August 19, 2022
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[UPDATE: AFTERSHOCKS] Earthquake Strikes in Willits Estimated 4.0 on Richter Scale


At approximately 5:55 pm, an estimated 4.0 earthquake struck 11 kilometers east south east of Willits, California.

According Reese Crownover near Lake Mendocino, he was able to feel “a small jolt of the earthquake.”

UPDATE: 7:21 pm

A series of aftershocks have continued to rattle the Willits area between 6:43-7:15pm. According to the USGS, the aftershocks have ranged between 2.8-3.6 on the Richter scale and social media users report feeling the rattles from as far away as the Mendocino County coast.

USGS Map demonstrating the close clustering of this evening’s aftershocks near Willits


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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