Finley Had an Earthquake! For Real — Scientists Confirm! But only 2.8 Richter and Shallow
The U.S. Geological Survey says Finley experienced a 2.8 magnitude earth quake just before 3 p.m. yesterday! For real! No April Fool’s! Did anyone feel it?
Technically it was two miles southwest of Finley and it was a light one that occurred about a tenth of a mile below the surface. Because it did actually register on the seismic data being recorded in our state, it becomes only one of a handful that have occurred in our area. The last major quake in our region was in 1936 on the Walla Walla-Milton Freewater state area, which was 5.6 on the Richter Scale, and did leave a visible small crack a few feet deep in the earth.
Can you feel a 2.8 earth quake? Apparently, because the U.S. Geological Survey only looked it up because they got a call at about 5 p.m.