California Jolted By Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake

Bridget Mulroy
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Within the last day, USGS reports California having been rattled by 102 earthquakes. While this number may seem excessive, seismicity in California is quite common. Naturally, larger and more powerful earthquakes are what residents typically become stirred over, but microquakes are not to be underestimated or overlooked.

The strongest quakes today:

Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 4 km West Southwest of Walker, California: On 7 September 2023 at 2:25 PM UTC, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck Walker, California, at a depth of 4.3 km.

Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 7 km East Southeast of Pinnacles, California: On 7 September 2023 at 2:44 AM UTC, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck Pinnacles, California, at a depth of 5 km.

The earthquakes mentioned here today have been documented by USGS, CalTech, EarthquakeTrack, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and other contributors within California’s extensive seismic research programs – all credible and globally recognized seismic activity monitoring systems. UTC is an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time. Anyone with the MyShake App was alerted for the following quakes. There is no need to panic since seismic activity along the San Andreas Fault Line is normal.

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Hi, I’m Bridget. I’m based in Red Bank, New Jersey, Calabasas, California, & Manhattan, New York. I cover geology, seismology, botany, biology, & community news. USGS Verified ✅

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