Skip to comments.Seismologist Warns ‘More Earthquakes’ Coming To SoCal
Posted on 04/29/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
PASADENA (CBSLA.com) A pair of minor earthquakes that rattled the Westside over the weekend are more common than one may think, but that doesnt mean residents shouldnt be prepared, a seismologist said Monday
The two quakes were both centered about two miles north of El Segundo, with one on Friday registering magnitude-3.2 and a second, less powerful magnitude-2.8 temblor striking the area on Sunday.
No injuries or damages were reported after either incident.
Dr. Lucy Jones of Cal Tech and the U.S. Geological Survey told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO these types of swarms are not exactly a rare occurrence.
A magnitude-3 happens somewhere in Southern California a couple times a week, Jones said. This one just happened to be near a lot of people cause it was near LAX.
According to Jones, the Los Angeles basin had experienced multiple magnitude-3 quakes and at least one damaging earthquake every year for seven years before the catastrophic 1994 quake in Northridge.
However, Jones did caution that the recent absence of a major quake in the Southland does raise some concerns.
We do need to remember that the last 20 years has been a particularly quiet time in the history of Southern California, she said. The present quiet is not the long-term normal, and people do need to know that a some point, were going to be having more earthquakes than weve had recently.
A USGS event map shows Fridays quake was felt as far north as La Cañada Flintridge and as far south as Huntington Beach.
Earthquakes....Southern Ca....Who would have thunk???
Maybe them 5-10 million illegals there can help clean up afterwards, huh? We could like ask them to help because we give them welfare and stuff? It could help a lot, huh?
I thought Earthquakes were just one of California’s seasons; Fires, Flooding, Earthquakes, and Riots...
In other news the Pope has been determined to be Catholic.
And that little fact has the New York Slimes in a record breaking snit!
L.A. is special.....
Frankie baby, sees punks on the sidewalk
Freaks on the freeway
Someone blows a kid away
Have a nice day
Sweet, sweet Marilyn
A streetwise heroine
A tricks, a fix, a fix, a tricks, a fix, a fix
She’ll do anything
And Holly wouldn’t be so tragic
When everybody trips the light fantastic
You left out the ever-popular Mudslide Season.
I predict rain in Seattle and heat in Death Valley.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ Map is “extremely” quiet ... only 156 quakes displaying.
A week ago there were over 300.
hahahah. I have a quake ap, there have been no less than 500 quakes in the last seven days.....
Some expert says they are coming.......sorry dide they are here.
That man is a certified friggin idiot. His aides had to go making excuses for him after that. Talk about somebody totally unqualified being chosen to run for an office solely because he is black....geez...
We got riots, fires, and mudslides.....we got sushi in the mall!
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