Monday, June 14, 2010

5.7-5.9 Aftershock in Southern California

Big aftershock to the El Mayor - Cucapah Earthquake, just over the border in California, at 5.7 or 5.9 (awaiting confirmation from the USGS). It has been followed by more than a dozen aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or higher. I would imagine it has been felt widely in southern California.

This is a good reminder to be prepared for the larger quakes to come. The San Andreas system has a great deal of accumulated stress that has to be relieved pretty soon.

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