California Alerted After Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Hits Pacific

Bridget Mulroy
A news source reported the following earthquake to have triggered a tsunami warning, when in fact it did not. Information confirming this will be detailed below.
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The region where the earthquakes occurred is known to be seismically volatile. What had been reported as a tsunami warning was actually only a tsunami threat. Multiple threats were issued to the United States (Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and Canada.)

Over the last month, the region has felt over 150 powerful earthquakes. The strongest earthquake was a confirmed magnitude 7.1. California has been on the lookout since the tsunami warning was issued.

The reported earthquakes have been documented by USGS, one of the only credible and globally recognized seismic activity monitoring systems. UTC is an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time.

Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Struck 26 km West Southwest of Burias, Philippines: On 17 November 2023 at 8:14 AM UTC, a magnitude 6.7 (originally 7.2) earthquake struck the Philippines at a depth of 78 km.

Tsunami Info:

(Magnitude 7.2): https://www.tsunami.gov/?p=PHEB/2023/11/17/23321001/1/WEGM42

(Magnitude 6.9): https://www.tsunami.gov/?p=PAAQ/2023/11/08/s3sg86/1/WEAK53


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Hi, I’m Bridget. I’m based in Red Bank, New Jersey, Calabasas, California, & Manhattan, New York. I cover geology, seismology, botany, biology, & community news. USGS Verified ✅

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