Swarm of 169 earthquakes strikes near the San Andreas fault line in one week – 30 only on July 13 2015

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Over 30 earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.4 were reported on July 13, 2015, around Fillmore, California.

And a total of 169 earthquakes in the same area this week. What’s going on along the San Andreas fault line?

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Most of the seismic activity was recorded between the Topatopa Mountains and the Santa Suzanna Mountains.

21 of the earthquakes occurred between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Here a list of the tremors that rattled the area on July 13 2015:

  1. 1.59km NW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 05:12:02 UTC-07:001.1 km
  2. 1.58km NE of Santa Paula, California2015-07-13 05:10:03 UTC-07:0018.9 km
  3. 1.57km NE of Santa Paula, California2015-07-13 04:59:55 UTC-07:0018.8 km
  4. 1.48km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 04:33:28 UTC-07:001.2 km
  5. 1.47km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 03:34:03 UTC-07:0017.6 km
  6. 2.07km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 03:27:48 UTC-07:0015.2 km
  7. 1.38km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 03:19:38 UTC-07:001.1 km
  8. 1.98km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 03:14:23 UTC-07:0016.5 km
  9. 1.48km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 02:13:52 UTC-07:001.1 km
  10. 1.78km NE of Santa Paula, California2015-07-13 01:46:35 UTC-07:0020.7 km
  11. 1.48km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:34:11 UTC-07:001.8 km
  12. 2.27km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:32:50 UTC-07:0018.4 km
  13. 2.37km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:30:02 UTC-07:0017.9 km
  14. 2.37km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:26:35 UTC-07:0018.0 km
  15. 1.38km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:18:22 UTC-07:001.1 km
  16. 1.88km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:09:55 UTC-07:0018.4 km
  17. 2.46km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:06:33 UTC-07:0018.2 km
  18. 2.47km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 01:04:19 UTC-07:0018.7 km
  19. 2.17km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 00:48:33 UTC-07:0018.2 km
  20. 2.47km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 00:36:22 UTC-07:0019.7 km
  21. 1.28km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-13 00:30:00 UTC-07:0019.8 km
  22. 1.612km S of Malibu Beach, California2015-07-12 20:49:52 UTC-07:004.0 km
  23. 1.618km SSE of Carpinteria, California2015-07-12 18:00:41 UTC-07:004.0 km
  24. 1.97km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 12:12:21 UTC-07:0014.9 km
  25. 1.47km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 11:39:55 UTC-07:0023.8 km
  26. 1.77km NE of Santa Paula, California2015-07-12 10:05:21 UTC-07:0019.0 km
  27. 2.48km NE of Santa Paula, California2015-07-12 09:52:21 UTC-07:0018.0 km
  28. 2.27km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 09:51:57 UTC-07:0017.5 km
  29. 2.07km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 09:20:45 UTC-07:0015.5 km
  30. 1.87km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 09:07:25 UTC-07:0017.9 km
  31. 1.37km WNW of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 08:54:11 UTC-07:001.1 km
  32. 1.58km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 08:52:10 UTC-07:0014.7 km
  33. 2.37km W of Fillmore, California2015-07-12 08:49:23 UTC-07:0017.4 km

As explained by Dr. Lucy Jones:

[quote_box_center]Earthquake swarms like today’s have occurred in the past in Ventura basin. They start gradually and usually last for several days and then terminate. All energy released in all quakes in Fillmore today has less energy than in one M3.5. Sometimes there are many little spurts instead of a big one. We’re seeing the result of many new seismic stations. We can see more small tremors.[/quote_box_center]

It’s nice to try to calm us Madam!

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