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Was there an earthquake in California today?

Posted by On January 26, 2018

California earthquake mapCALIFORNIA has been by yet another earthquake today just days after Alaska and the whole US West Coast were rocked by the whopping 7.9-magnitude tremor that sparked a terrifying tsunami warning.

The shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported just one mile from Temescal, California, according to the US Geological Survey and hit at 10.09am GMT with its epicentre at Trabuco Canyon in California.

The tremor occurred at 2.09 am Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Home Gardens, nine miles from Rancho Santa Margarita, and 10 miles from Corona.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centred nearby.

Alarmed LA resident Junaito Moon tweeted: “Downtown LA here.

“I was in bed and thought I felt dizzy but realised it was a quake when I saw my lamp moving.”

And US weatherman Dan Amarante wrote: “Earthquake in Southern California.

“Not a strong one, but enough to wake up a lot of people in the Los Angeles and San Diego Area."

On social media, people reported being shaken awake by the violent tremors, with one person saying there was huge “jolt”.

And one resident of Canyon Lake claimed to hear a “loud roaring sound” before the shaking began.

But today's earthquake came following a number of smaller ones 6km from Aromas measuring between 2.6 and 3.6 just after 6am.

There has been a swarm of quakes in the area this week, with nine tremors of various magnitudes picked up.

he number of tremors in close proximity triggered fears the Big One could be coming.

New data has revealed the fault line running through Los Angeles’ exclusive shopping district of Beverly Hills is at risk if 'the Big One' hits.

Tsunami warning map for AlaskaA new map of the region using the latest data from the US Geological Survey shows Beverly Hills – which is situated on the Ring Fire – is at greater risk from earthquakes than previously thought.

The Santa Monica fault zone cuts through the so-called Golden Triangle, running between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards.

The most recent deadly earthquake to rock Beverly Hills occurred just over 24 years ago in January 1994, at a magnitude of 6.7, and scientists believe California’s ‘Big One’ is at least 10 years overdue.

The quake killed 57 people and injured more than 8,700 others with an estimated property damage of up to $50billion (around £35billion) at the time, which would equate to about £65billion today.

On Tuesday, the southern coast of Alaska was rocked by an earthquake which struck 157 miles (256km) south-east of Chiniak.

Alaska is located on the Ring of Fire which is a hotspot for earthquake activity.

Last night the US state was rocked again as another earthquake hit, this time 169 miles (272km) east-southeast of Kodiak.

The earthquake measured 4.1 magnitude and was followed by a 3.9 magnitude aftershock one minute later.
Source: Express

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