USGS says there is a 1-in-300 chance that the current Salton Sea earthquake swarm will be followed by a magnitude 7 or higher

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A strong swarm of earthquake is rattling the Salton Sea and there might be a Big One coming in… Earthquake map via USGS

The desert near the Salton Sea continue to tremble as a swarm of small earthquakes that started Wednesday continued into Thursday.

The swarm slowed down Thursday, but at least four earthquakes of magnitude 3 or larger were recorded in the first seven hours of the day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The swarm is taking place in the Brawley seismic zone, a predominantly extensional tectonic zone that connects the southern terminus of the San Andreas Fault with the Imperial Fault in Southern California.

The area has seen swarms in the past in which they remain active for as many as 20 days, but the average duration is about a week, the USGS said. The current swarm is happening 25 miles to the south of the swarm that happened near Bombay Beach in August.

The USGS says there is a remote chance, about 1 in 300, that an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher could follow the swarm within the next seven days.

There is a 10% chance that the swarm could be followed by a larger earthquake, up to magnitude 6.9, according to the USGS.

But the most likely scenario is that the rate of earthquakes will decrease over the next seven days. But even with a 90% chance of this scenario, the swarm could include more moderately sized earthquakes between 4.5 and 5.4 magnitude, the USGS said.

So if you are living in the area… Prepare for a Big One or for nice rumblings and shakings in the next few days.

More earthquake news on CBS, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. AS USUAL ,the incompetant employees at USGS,are wrong,TRUMP should fire them all,maybe they’d improve their jobs,BUT…OUR DEAR LORD SAYS THERE’S A 17.5 magitude earthquake coming,then the DEMONIC STATE OF EVIL WILL DISAPPEAR UNDER THE WAVES…from BAHA to BC in CANADA..

  2. Arizona my friend 17.5 is too much and planet may change its course to hit moon. So i do not dispute your comment yes they
    hire very incompetent people like DR Lewis she always lies.
    When she says 1 in 300 it means it is coming very soon. We
    KNOW THE FACT OVER 1000 AFTER SHOCK FOR A SHALLOW 5KM QUAKE it was 8.0 then downgraded to 6.0 then to 4.5 then re upgrade it to 5.0 and there has been many after shocks. We all know is something wrong is not normal. Still our window of OC1 through OCT 29 and OCT 31 through Nov 27 2020 and then new moon will go to DEC 26 2020 !

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