California On Alert With Shallow Earthquakes Striking San Andreas Fault

Bridget Mulroy
California On Alert With Shallow Earthquakes Striking San Andreas FaultPhoto by(@GomezDavid/iStock)

California and the West Coast have been alerted following fiveΒ shallow earthquakesΒ occurring within the last twenty-four hours. Shallow earthquakes have a greater impact potential than deeper earthquakes because the waves from deeper quakes have more space to travel and weaken before they reach the surface. With shallow quakes, the impact is felt instantly at the surface level.

Since the documented earthquakes have taken place in a region accustomed to seismic activity, there is no need to panic.Β 

The following earthquakes have been documented byΒ USGS, one of the few credible and globally-recognized seismic activity monitoring systems. UTC is an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time.

Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 10 km Northeast of Julian, California: On 4 June 2023 at 4:43 AM UTC, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Julian, California, at a depth of 7.7 km.

Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Struck 21 km South of Santa Barbara, California: On 4 June 2023 at 4:41 PM UTC, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Santa Barbara, California, at a surface level depth.

Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Struck 3 km North Northeast of Almanor, California: On 4 June 2023 at 7:03 AM UTC, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck Almanor, California, at a surface level depth.

Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 3 km Northeast of Almanor, California: On 4 June 2023 at 7:39 AM UTC, a magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck Almanor, California, at a depth of .1 km.

Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 12 km Southwest of Walker, California: On 4 June 2023 at 4:51 PM UTC, a magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck Walker, California, at a depth of 2.3 km.

This is original content from NewsBreak’s Creator Program. Join today to publish and share your own content.

Comments / 58

Published by

Hi, I’m Bridget. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ I’m based in: πŸ“ Manhattan, New York πŸ“ Red Bank, New Jersey πŸ“ Calabasas, California I cover geology, seismology, botany, biology, & community news. USGS Verified βœ… πŸͺ¨πŸŒ‹πŸŒ±

New York

More from Bridget Mulroy

Residents In New Jersey Urged To Stay Indoors During Spraying Of Toxic Chemicals

Residents in Central New Jersey are being asked to stay indoors on Thursday, 7 September (today,) and Monday, 11 September, due to the release of toxic chemicals in an attempt to mitigate a mosquito crisis in the region. The Mosquito Extermination Commission of Middlesex County announced the use of the chemicals Prallethrin (Sumithrin), Deltamethrin (DeltaGard), Malathion (Fyfanon), and Etofenprox (Zenivex) in the communities of Old Bridge, Monroe, East Brunswick, Helmetta, and Spotswood. The Mosquito Extermination Commission says, β€œPlan your activities to limit time spent outside during times of possible insecticide treatments. Move your pets, their food, and water dishes inside during application. Also, bring clothing and children’s toys inside. Whenever possible, remain indoors with windows closed and with window air conditioners on non-vent (closed to the outside air) and window fans turned off during spraying. Avoid direct contact with surfaces that are still wet from pesticide spraying. Do not allow children to play in areas that have been sprayed until they have completely dried (approximately one hour.)” Weather permitting, the spraying will be performed between 6:30 PM and midnight. If it rains on 11 September, the county has scheduled the procedure for the following day. The Mosquito Extermination Commission further outlines, β€œIf you must remain outdoors, avoid eye and skin contact with the spray. If you get spray in your eyes or on your skin, immediately flush and rinse with water. Consult your doctor if you think you are experiencing health effects from the spraying. People who suffer from chemical sensitivities or feel spraying may aggravate a preexisting health condition may consult their physician or local health department.” More information regarding plans to spray for mosquitos can be found here:

Read full story

Comments / 0