More than 150 small earthquakes are recorded Saturday at a rural area close to the Salton Sea in Southern California, with the largest having a magnitude of 5.3, a US Geological Survey seismologist told.
“There have been 152 earthquakes quantifying all magnitudes,” said seismologist Paul Caruso, talking by telephone from Golden, Colorado.
Caruso stated the area isn’t heavily populated and it has been known to have”swarms previously.”
A CNN team in Orange County stated they did not believe some of the quakes.
The flames, which range from 2.5 to 5.3 size, happened in Calipatria, just south of Salton Sea across the San Andreas Fault, the USGS map reveals .
Calipatria is about 30 miles north of the Mexican border and approximately 140 miles east of San Diego
2 5.9 size earthquakes struck in the Pacific Ocean around 89 and 98 miles west of the coastal town of Gold Beach, Oregon, after 1 a.m. PT on Friday, the USGS reported.
At least four earthquakes ranging in magnitudes from 3.9 to 5.9 occurred in that area in the past few hours, based on USGS