Get prepared! Second earthquake swarm in a week hits Salton Sea


A swarm of earthquakes hit the Salton Sea Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The strongest temblor was initially a magnitude-4.6, but downgraded to 4.3. Meanhwile, the series is still ongoing with a M3.2 earthquake and tens of smaller ones hitting in the same spot…

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Second earthquake swarm salton sea california in a week. Map via USGS

This is the second swarm of earthquakes to hit in a week, with the first happening last weekend about 6 miles west of Calipatria. The biggest quake recorded in that swarmed measured at a magnitude-5.3.

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The second earthquake swarm in less than a week occurs at Salton Sea in southern California. Map via Caltech

It’s basically a continuation of the swarm and it picked up a little earlier this month near Calipatria, California,” said USGS Geophysicist, Jana Pursley.

I felt the earthquake last night. I was pretty startled. I was in my room watching TV, and the bed starts shaking and my bed’s against the wall and the wall made a noise,” said Indio resident, Jhovany Atayde. “I have a Pit Bull that started barking really loud.

Within the past 30 hours the USGS has reported more than 140 earthquakes with a magnitude-2.5 or larger. Within the past 24 hours of Saturday evening, that number reached more than 25 temblors. And you can add dozens more for Sunday… The swarm has not become quiet at all!

When you go down in magnitude this could technically be considered an aftershock or related to the initial one. The 4.3 from yesterday will have its own series of aftershocks, but they should be smaller with, perhaps based on aftershock predictions, you might have 10-15 percent chance of something equal in size or bigger,” said Pursley.

The Brawley Seismic Zone is heating up!

Both swarms hit the Brawley Seismic Zone between the San Andreas and Imperial faults.

On Friday night seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted out, “The Brawley Seismic Zone has started up again tonight, slightly north of last Saturday’s events, as though the fault extended a bit to the north. Looking back, a similar extended swarm happened in 1978. Like I said last week, they continue until they stop.

Dr. Lucy went onto say that the swarm was closer to the San Andreas fault, but was “still not in triggering range.”

The zone likely ruptures in a magnitude-6.0 quake every 30 to 40 years or so, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center.

Big One Ahead? Be prepared!

Though scientists say it’s impossible to predict when a major earthquake will hit, residents have to be prepared for anything.

The main part people need to realize is if there is a large earthquake, things do shake and fall off the shelves, glass tends to break. You want to make sure you have shoes handy that you can put on, some quick food to take with you, water, change of clothes, blankets, medication is important and hopefully it can take you through a few days until the emergency systems and emergency management can get things back to normal,” Pursley said. [KESQ]

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  2. So over the last several years all the earthquakes swarms have not produced the big one. Only think we know is tension is being relieved not building by what I can see

  3. Yeah, people should have a bugout bag (with guns and ammo!) and a plan. That state is half zombified already. One big cataclysmic event, and millions of roving methzombies will be raping and pillaging in that state.

    Saw a video of Venice Boardwalk recently. I remember that area when it was called the second L.A. Zoo, 35 years ago. Now it looks like Night of the Living Dead, 1968.

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    • At least the blonde newscaster looks good. I think I will replay again. She reminds me of this cheerleader back in my school days. Lol.

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