April 30 2010 near 4 pm est a 5.0 magnitude struck Napa Valley. The anchor on Fox News reported this quake and the USGS site had it shown.

Magnitude 5.0 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2010 April 30 19:43:00 UTC
Details
Maps
Scientific & Technical
Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time Friday, April 30, 2010 at 19:43:00 UTC
Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:43:00 PM at epicenter

Location 38.370°N, 122.205°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances 11 km (7 miles) NE (48°) from Napa, CA
13 km (8 miles) NNW (344°) from Green Valley, CA
14 km (9 miles) ESE (105°) from Yountville, CA
29 km (18 miles) N (5°) from Vallejo, CA
64 km (40 miles) N (2°) from Oakland, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 17.7 km (11.0 miles)
Parameters Nph= 5, Dmin=65 km, Rmss=0.2 sec, Gp=209°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID nc71390496
By 4:30 est, the USGS site had no record of this quake to be found. I sent them an email questioning their deletion. A 5.0 quake is felt. It isn't a little 2.5 that barely rattles the dishes. This isn't the first time I have noticed this. Curious to see what kind of reply i receive.

To: sfarris@usgs.gov
Sent: 4/30/2010 4:43:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Where did 5.0 go?

Hello, I am curious as to where this 5.0 quake went. Fox news even mentioned it on air. I wouldn't think a 5.0 earthquake would disappear or be a mistake? Please explain.

Magnitude 5.0 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2010 April 30 19:43:00 UTC
Details
Maps
Scientific & Technical
Earthquake Details
Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time Friday, April 30, 2010 at 19:43:00 UTC
Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:43:00 PM at epicenter

Location 38.370°N, 122.205°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances 11 km (7 miles) NE (48°) from Napa, CA
13 km (8 miles) NNW (344°) from Green Valley, CA
14 km (9 miles) ESE (105°) from Yountville, CA
29 km (18 miles) N (5°) from Vallejo, CA
64 km (40 miles) N (2°) from Oakland, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 17.7 km (11.0 miles)
Parameters Nph= 5, Dmin=65 km, Rmss=0.2 sec, Gp=209°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID nc71390496

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they are saying now it was a computer glitch. crazy, crazy stuff. but i figure that they just might be a bunch of fibbers.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake just struck seven miles N.E. of Napa ,California
The temblor had a depth of 3 miles and some say it was felt in San Fransisco. Others dispute that.

Napa Valley Earthquake: Magnitude 5.0 Strikes Northern California

The magnitude 5.0 quake struck near the town of Napa at 12:43 PDT.
Napa is best known for its vineyards and wineries. No damage or injury reports at this time.
The temblor was felt as far north as Hayward, which is located in the east bay of San Francisco.

Maps from the USGS show the quake was felt as far north as Hayward, located in the east bay area of San Francisco.

The following statistics are from the USGS.

Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time

* Friday, April 30, 2010 at 19:43:00 UTC
* Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:43:00 PM at epicenter

Location 38.370°N, 122.205°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances

* 11 km (7 miles) NE (48°) from Napa, CA
* 13 km (8 miles) NNW (344°) from Green Valley, CA
* 14 km (9 miles) ESE (105°) from Yountville, CA
* 20 km (13 miles) W (275°) from Vacaville, CA
* 29 km (18 miles) N (5°) from Vallejo, CA
* 64 km (40 miles) N (2°) from Oakland, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 17.7 km (11.0 miles)
Parameters Nph= 5, Dmin=65 km, Rmss=0.2 sec, Gp=209°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
Source

* California Integrated Seismic Net:
* USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID nc71390496
This event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.

So here we go again–California and earthquakes. Let’s all hope the aftershocks are minimal and that no one is injured.

We welcome your comments and theories on the earthquake-outbreak below.

Napa Valley Earthquake: Magnitude 5.0 Strikes Northern California is a developing story so please check back for updates.

Update: Earthquake didn’t happen

NAPA — The USGS sent out an alert of a 5.0 earthquake hitting the Napa area of northern California on Friday. It turns out a quake never hit.

This is the latest in a series of reported quakes that the USGS sent out alerts on that never happened, forcing them to retract them later.

Wow—just wow. Not to mention OOOOPS!!!!!!


http://law.rightpundits.com/?p=1535
I received a reply on the email i sent regarding the deleted 5.0. If that is what it actually was, I do not know...

Hello,

The following explanation was provided to me by David Oppenheimer of the
USGS.

Sincerely,
Fred Pollitz

This was a real, but very small (M<1) earthquake near the Geysers. A
malfunctioning analog station near Lassen had a bogus pick that associated
with the Geysers event, and the Lassen station had a large coda duration
that resulting in the M5. It was deleted a few minutes after the message
was issued.

Fw: where did 5.0 go?



Sheri L Farris
to:
fpollitz
05/04/2010 09:07

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