HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A swarm of earthquakes Saturday close to the Salton Sea in Imperial County, the most important being a magnitude 5.3, was felt by some within the Los Angeles space.
The Imperial Valley, which is simply south of the Salton Sea, is thought to have quake swarms about annually, in accordance with seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.
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There have been no less than 24 different quakes amid the swarm that have been no less than a magnitude three or larger, a few of them inside minutes of one another.
Dr. Jones mentioned there’s no method to predict how lengthy the swarms will final, “…they simply cease after they cease,” including that swarms usually final a day or two.
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These quakes occurred alongside a seismic zone generally known as the Westmoreland Fault, which connects to the San Andreas Fault line.
“It’s a spot that’s had plenty of earthquakes prior to now so it’s not a shock.One factor lots of people are asking because it’s so near the San Andreas, ‘What does that imply?’ It’s not shut sufficient to the San Andreas to imply something,” Dr. Jones advised CBSLA’s Rick Montanez.
Whether or not or not a much bigger earthquake may come out of the swarm is, Dr. Jones mentioned, about 5% probability, however there may be nonetheless an opportunity.
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Thus far, no accidents are injury to property have been reported.