- An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 shook Hemet, a city located in the state of California.
- There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.
- The shaking was felt in several nearby cities, including Murrieta, Riverside, Beaumont and Menifee.
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale struck the California town of Hemet at 11:51 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred one mile from San Jacinto and East Hemet, three miles from Valle Vista and five miles from Beaumont.
The most recent earthquake belongs to a series of earthquakes that have been registered in the California area in the last 10 days, the previous earthquakes have been of similar magnitudes, reported Los Angeles Times.
Hemet earthquake of magnitude 3.5
The earthquake in Hemet was about 11 miles deep and according to city authorities there were no reports of injuries or major damage. The shaking was felt in several nearby cities, including Murrieta, Riverside, Beaumont and Menifee.
Last week, a powerful earthquake that struck near the southern coast of Alaska caused prolonged tremors and triggered tsunami alerts that sent people searching for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled the warnings early Thursday when the largest wave, just over half a foot, hit Old Harbor. A tsunami warning that had also been issued for Hawaii was also canceled, and authorities said there was no threat to Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Alaska earthquake forces thousands of residents to evacuate for shelter
The warning for Alaska covered nearly a 1,600-kilometer (1,000-mile) stretch from Prince William Sound to Samalga Island, Alaska, near the end of the Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was a magnitude 8.2 and struck 91 kilometers (56 miles) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.
The earthquake occurred about 29 miles (46 kilometers) below the ocean’s surface, according to the USGS. Patrick Mayer, the Aleutians East Borough superintendent of schools, was sitting in his kitchen in the Sand Point community when the earthquake tremors began.
Earthquake lasted for a long time
“It started going and it just didn’t stop,” Mayer told the Anchorage Daily News. “It went on for a long time and there were also several aftershocks. The pantry is empty all over the floor, what was in the fridge was scattered all over the floor, “he said.
On the peninsula of Kenai, a steady stream of cars was seen evacuating the Homer Spit, a stretch of land stretching nearly 5 miles (8 kilometers) into Kachemak Bay that attracts tourists and fishermen. In King Cove, up to 400 people took refuge in the school gym.
Largest earthquake in decades
“We are used to this. This is quite normal for this area to experience these types of earthquakes, and when the tsunami sirens sound, it is something we do, ”school principal Paul Barker told the Anchorage newspaper. “It’s not something you get used to, but it’s part of the job to live here and be part of the community.”
Several other earthquakes, some with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2 and 5.6, occurred in the same area within hours of the first, the US Geological Survey reported.The powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska was the strongest in decades. To see the video of the earthquake in Alaska click HERE.
The tsunami warning for parts of Alaska was deactivated hours later, according to the US National Tsunami Warning Center. Aleutianas, ”according to the latest message from the NWS National Tsunami Warning Center issued at 3:15 am this Thursday, local time.
“Kodiak has been downgraded to Tsunami Warning status, however, we are not all clear,” the Kodiak Police Department said in a message. CNN.