Earthquake and aftershocks shake California

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  • California shakes with another earthquake.
  • Authorities confirm the magnitude of the earthquake in California and in which locations it was felt.
  • They ask to be prepared for possible aftershocks.

A new earthquake shook an area of ​​California and woke up some inhabitants shortly before the dawn of this Saturday began.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and shook southern California almost at midnight on Friday, when it shook the area near south of El Monte and was felt in a wide swath of the region, it reported. ABC 7 this Saturday.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated that the earthquake occurred less than two miles west-southwest of South El Monte at 11:38 p.m. Friday, with a depth of approximately 10 miles. .

Seismologist Dr Lucy Jones told Eyewitness News that the quake was similar in type and location to the deadly 1987 Whittier-Narrows earthquake that had a magnitude of 5.9. But this one was much smaller in power.

“Here in Pasadena I felt it. It woke me up, ”Jones said, according to the ABC7 review.

The specialist pointed out that, after the earthquake in that area of ​​California, there were at least two aftershocks, 2.1 and 1.6., And mentioned that there is a 5% chance that it is a harbinger of a larger earthquake.

He commented that there is also about a 50% chance of additional small aftershocks occurring in the next 24 hours.

The California earthquake was initially estimated at magnitude 4.8, but then dropped to 4.6 and then to 4.5, the aforementioned media said.

The USGS showed on an earthquake map that this quake was felt south of San Diego, north of Santa Barbara, and as far east as the Inland Empire and the Mojave Desert, as well as off the coast of the Catalina and Santa Islands. Cross.

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