"The Big One" seems to be well on its way for southern California; unusual shaking on the west coast continues to intensify. Over 240 earthquakes have struck the states of California and Nevada over the last 24 hours. They're getting stronger, with back-to-back M4.3 quakes off San Diego this morning.
Yes, the west coast gets hit by quakes every day, but this is definitely an unusually high number. Fortunately, most of the earthquakes have been very small, but a couple of them were greater than magnitude 3.0 as can be seen on this map.
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was felt in parts of Southern California on Sunday afternoon, one in a series of quakes to hit the Riverside County area.
The latest quake occurred at 4:36 p.m. and was centered on Glen Avon, south of Fontana. The seismic activity continued into Monday morning with dozens of new small quakes.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quakes were felt across swaths of the Inland Empire, a region that has had hundreds of small quakes over the weekend, including one that registered a magnitude of 3.1.
This comes during a stretch of time when there has been a heightened level of seismic activity along the west coast. For much more on this please see Michael Snyder's recent article entitled “California Is Shaken By More Than 80 Earthquakes As Chile Is Hit By The Largest Quake In 12 Years.” So when I got this latest news, I wanted to get this update out to you all right away.
Hopefully it will not happen immediately, but at some point there will be a history-altering earthquake along the southern California coastline that will cause death and destruction on a scale that most of us don’t even want to think about right now.
In fact, scientists have specifically warned us that someday a colossal earthquake “could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly.”
Today, Wednesday June 5, two back-to-back Magnitude 4.3 earthquakes struck off the coast of San Diego at a VERY shallow depth of only 8.4km.
These back-to-back quakes were unusual in their strength and could be a warning for California residents: PREPARE.
Unfortunately, most California residents will not care about these warnings until it is too late to do anything about them. Those who realize that proper emergency preparations are a good idea, can view a list of selected "preps" HERE
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