Parkfield’s Wait Is Over

Looks like our northern neighbors, Parkfield had a large earthquake today. One that they’ve been predicting since 1988. The temblor was originally pegged at a 5.9 but was upgraded to a 6.0 a few hours later.

The USGS and many other scientists have been interested in Parkfield because of its history of regular earthquakes. This event may have been the most measured earthquake ever.

There appears to be some light damage in the area to structures, but no reports of serious injuries or deaths (there were two killed in December ’03 in Paso Robles).