High seismic activity reported in California

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reported 7 earthquakes in the state of California in the last few days

California is a region with high seismic activity due to its geographic location which is close to several geological faults. This is one of the main reasons why this border state has registered several seismic movements in the last few days.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), from May 11 to May 16, 7 earthquakes were recorded in California:

  • Magnitude 2.6 earthquake, 13 km from Borrego Springs, California. It was recorded in the morning of Thursday, May 16 at 7:19 am.
  • Magnitude 4.0 earthquake, 16 km from Arcata, California. It occurred on May 14 at 11:39 pm.
  • Magnitude 3.1 quake , 7 km from Willits, California. It was recorded on May 14 at 3:45 pm.
  • Magnitude 2.7 quake, 21 km from Soledad, California. It occurred on May 12 at 1:15 pm.
  • Magnitude 2.6 quake, 38 km from Ridgecrest, California. It occurred on May 12 at 12:01 am.
  • Magnitude 2.6 quake, 15 km from Clearlake Riviera, California. It was recorded on May 11 at 9:18 pm.
  • Magnitude 2.5 quake, 11 km from Chester, California. It was recorded on May 11 at 7:44 am.

These earthquakes were perceived in several different communities, though the Fire Department did not register any incidents.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

The California counties more prone to earthquakes are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, due to the fact that this region is in the middle of a several active faults, including the San Andreas fault.

When an earthquake happens, the most important thing to do is to protect yourself, evacuate buildings and gather some place where there is no risk of falling trees, light posts, etc. Cover your head and neck with your arms.

Call 911 if anyone is wounded or if there are any material damages. This emergency number is available 24/7 and it is free.

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