4.5 earthquake rattles Paso Robles

August 6, 2012

A shallow 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred about 24 miles northeast of Paso Robles at about 12:35 a.m. Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Several residents in both Paso Robles and Atascadero said the shaking was strong enough to wake them up.

Today’s temblor was the first larger than 3.0 earthquake on the Central Coast in the past seven days.


11 Comments

  1. As the world turns says:

    This appeared in last week’s Cambria in the ad section.

    “Attention: To all the residents within San Luis Obispo County. God has revealed to me that a very major earthquake,(7.9 mag.), will be ocurring east of Paso Robles Cal., possibly during the month of August 2012. It will occur on a fault along the Temblor range. Please pray to God for your protection and seek wisdom to ensure the safety of all those who reside in your area.”

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    • SuperDave says:

      That ad appeared in the Tribune as well. Somebody spent a lot if money to get that word out…. Curious….

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      • flytrap says:

        Earthshattering news!

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      • photocal says:

        Dave…………….. Someone had to pay for it, and the information should be available from the papers due to the fear factor of the ad. Course…. knowing the style of those papers, the ad takers probably believed the threat, and promptly moved to Fresno. But….. if the ads magically appeared in the papers (?) maybe We all should move to Fresno ?

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  2. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    I always figure they happen from time to time, to remind us we live in California.

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  3. Paso_Guy says:

    ^

    You forgot to mention that the moratorium only applies to new business, inforce policies would not be affected

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  4. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    We felt it in San Luis Obispo, too.

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  5. danika says:

    If you live within 100 miles radius of the epicenter, Earthquake coverage will likely be on a moratorium for 30 days.

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    • SuperDave says:

      People that wait- will have to wait… Karma, huh?

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