California Alerted After Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Hits The Pacific

Bridget Mulroy
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California has been alerted following back-to-back earthquakes in Japan and three other considerably volatile seismic events along the ‘Ring of Fire.’ No need to panic since no tsunami warning has been issued. Regardless, the US west coast remains on guard.

Historically, tsunamis impacting California and the west coast have been triggered by seismic activity along the Ring of Fire. The last damage-inducing tsunami was caused by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Alaska that sent waves surging down the US west coast.

Seismic activity is normal, and typically not alarming. When larger events occur, they're evaluated so people residing in an area of potential impact are alerted and made aware.

California, Oregon, and Washington have a new ‘MyShake’ app that acts as an early earthquake detection system along the San Andreas. MyShake employs the same technology that notifies people of potentially dangerous seismic activity around the world. While there is no fool-proof method of predicting seismic activity, modern technology will give us a good indication of anything worth worrying about.

The earthquakes reported below have stirred people living along the west coast of California, Oregon, and Washington. All earthquakes have been documented by USGS, one of the few credible and globally-recognized seismic activity monitoring systems. UTC is an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time.

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 142 km East Northeast of Hasaki, Japan: On 6 June 2023 at 4:10 PM UTC, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Hasaki, Japan, at a depth of 10 km.

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Struck Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan: On 6 June 2023 at 5:08 PM UTC, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Honshu, Japan, at a depth of 31.8 km.

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Struck 280 km East of Vao, New Caledonia: On 6 June 2023 at 9:48 PM UTC, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Vao, New Caledonia, at a depth of 10 km.

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 141 km South of False Pass, Alaska: On 6 June 2023 at 4:06 PM UTC, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck False Pass, Alaska, at a depth of 19.2 km.

Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 67 km Southeast of Adak, Alaska: On 6 June 2023 at 12:12 AM UTC, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Adak, Alaska, at a depth of 23.7 km.

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