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California quake this morning.

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5.2 quake near Borrego Springs gives the Southland a jolt

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-51-quake-strikes-near-borrego-springs-calif-jxrksv-story.html#nt=oft12aH-1la1

shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 13 miles from Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:04 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of -0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from La Quinta, 19 miles from Palm Desert, and 20 miles from Rancho Mirage.

Borrego Springs is a community of about 3,000 people in eastern San Diego County, near the Imperial County line. The quake was felt throughout the Southland. A Downey woman called KNX 1070 and said it struck with "a soft roll," then later "hit again stronger." A caller from Costa Mesa described a "back and forth" sensation.

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5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Borrego Springs

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Preliminary-51-Magnitude-Earthquake-Hits--382455731.html

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A 5.2-magnitude earthquake centered in the desert northeast of San Diego caused shaking early Friday morning across Southern California.

The earthquake occurred at 1:05 a.m. about 13.7 miles northwest of Borrego Springs in San Diego County, according to the USGS. The earthquake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.1 before it was revised to 5.2, according to the USGS.

The 5.2-magnitude quake was followed by at least five smaller aftershocks in Borrego Springs, including a 3.5 magnitude quake at 4:14 a.m., according to the USGS.

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Nice little cluster they have going on in California right now..hum.....

 

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All earthquakes were centered about 15.5 miles southwest of La Quinta.

The San Jacinto fault is one of Southern California's most active, seismologist Lucy Jones pointed out on Twitter following the quakes on Friday. She also calmed some nerves when saying quakes on the San Jacinto fault have never triggered an earthquake on the San Andreas fault, which is more than 150 years overdue on its southern end that starts at the Salton Sea and heads northeast through the Coachella Valley.

Within an hour and 20 minutes, there were seven aftershocks in the same general area. The strongest were magnitude-3.5 shakers at 1:06 a.m. and at 1:33 a.m. with roughly the same epicenter as the main quake but at depths of 6.7 miles and 6.2 miles, respectively, according to the USGS. The most recent was a 3.5- magnitude reported in the Borrego Springs area at 4:14 a.m.

“Every earthquake has a 5 percent (chance) of triggering an aftershock that is bigger than itself – always within a few miles of location of the first earthquake,” Jones wrote.

 

More:

http://www.desertsun.com/story/weather/earthquakes/2016/06/10/earthquake-magnitude-friday/85684856/

 

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1 minute ago, Ukshep said:

its getting really bad. baah.... I do not like what is coming.

No worries..the earthquake drill (Cascadia Rising) is going on just to the north.  The drill wraps up today so the troops will be free to head south if needed.

All kidding aside, this is a very large cluster considering that California has been quiet for such a long time. The beast may be waking up.

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Just now, CGK said:

No worries..the earthquake drill (Cascadia Rising) is going on just to the north.  The drill wraps up today so the troops will be free to head south if needed.

All kidding aside, this is a very large cluster considering that California has been quiet for such a long time. The beast may be waking up.

Its happening all over. Right on schedule too it seems. As like you say. the drill just ended. :D

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Article from March 17, 2016

Two active Southern California faults may cause a Big One by rupturing together

Two of Southern California's most active faults could rupture together in a magnitude-7.5 earthquake, according to a new study, raising a grim seismic scenario for communities east of Los Angeles.

The study established how a major earthquake could begin on the San Jacinto fault and continue on the San Andreas, which is California's longest and one of its most dangerous faults.

The San Andreas historically has produced stronger earthquakes than the San Jacinto. But it's farther away from major development than the San Jacinto fault, which runs through San Bernardino, Colton, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Loma Linda, Hemet and San Jacinto, as well as near Riverside, Rialto and Fontana.

Because the San Jacinto fault cuts into the middle of the Inland Empire — instead of the edge of the desert — it cuts through a lot more people. There's just more people directly living on this fault," said Julian Lozos, a Cal State Northridge professor of geophysics, who wrote the study while working on post-doctoral research at Stanford University and at the U.S. Geological Survey.

The faults also cut through freeways that connect Southern California to Nevada and Arizona, as well as lifelines that bring in electricity, fuel and water.

The earthquake envisioned in Lozos' scenario is not the biggest earthquake that could strike Southern California. The San Andreas alone could produce a magnitude-8 earthquake.

But the study shows it's not just the San Andreas that should worry Southern California. There are, in fact, multiple pathways to get to a Big One, the kind of earthquake that could cause more than 1,000 deaths, ignite hundreds of fires, collapse buildings and leave lasting scars that take a generation from which to recover.

More: http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-quake-risk-20160317-story.html

 

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I havent seen any kind of drills at all. Was thinking that being on I5 between medford and eugene i would have seen something.

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7 minutes ago, DarkKnightNomeD said:

 

I dun li9ke him but he did a video.

 

Looks like its something under the ground. @Cryptic Mole knows the deal!

 

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1 hour ago, Ukshep said:

Looks like its something under the ground. @Cryptic Mole knows the deal!

 

 

Oh yeah, I missed this post Shep. Could very well be because this amount of quakes is certainly not a normal occurrence. I believe there were close to 800 already just today?

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