Sundays M6.8 quake, "A bullet dodged".

'We dodged a bullet'; Local experts say the location of Sunday's quake reduced risk

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Lori Dengler suggests the nature of the fault rupture reduced the intesity of shaking in Eureka from this earthquake. I suggest It did nothing to reduce the risk of future big earthquakes.

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The Science Christian Monitor writes: "California earthquake: 6.8 temblor erups from hot spot off northern coast." This "hot spot" is an area of frequent large earthquakes, NOT volcanic activity.