Lassen County is earthquake country
|It might just appear to be a bunch of damp dirt and pile of fallen rocks to most of us, but Chester geologist Charles Watson paid a special visit to the shore of Lake Almanor just to get a firsthand look at the effects of the recent 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Photos by Sam Williams||Believe it or not, the initial wave of an earthquake can force a rock up into the air. When it comes back down, the Earth beneath it may have moved and the rock will not return to the same place. Watson suspects the damp area near this rock along the Lake Almanor shore illustrates this movement.|
June 5, 2013 — The recent 5.7 magnitude earthquake may have startled some Northeastern California residents, including those in Lassen County, but we shouldn’t be all that surprised. The reality is our region, like the rest of California, is rightly called earthquake country.