Saturday, September 23, 2023

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mendocino County

A map from the USGS showing where the earthquake was located

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the earth between Ukiah and Hopland this evening at 8:44 p.m., according to the United State Geological Society Earthquake tracker.

Initial maps indicate its epicenter was in the hills east of Highway 101 almost directly between Ukiah and Hopland.

Social medial users from Redwood Valley to Hopland are describing their experience feeling the quaking.

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  1. Whole lot of shakin’ was going on along Old River Road. Rattled windows, jiggled framed photos and artwork, and a weird but strong ‘crack’ sound. The renovated farmhouse, a 1900s-era beauty, rode it out.

  2. I was sitting in my living room I didn’t feel it, but my friend felt it, but I didn’t…it takes a lot to rattle me.

  3. Mike is about 5 miles closer to the epicenter than we are. Our older windows raddled a bit for about 2 seconds then everything stopped.

  4. A good shake for less than 3 seconds in Ukiah but I’m upstairs and that amplifies. Spent 18 months in Iwakuni Japan and these little quakes so common. Until things start to fall off the shelf I don’t worry.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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