California Seeing Series of Earthquakes

California

California has seen a series of small earthquakes occurring just after noon Tuesday. So far, there have been three earthquakes registered. The first one struck at 12:03 pm local time, 26km southeast of Mammoth Lakes. It registered a magnitude of 2.3 at a depth of 6 km. The second struck shortly after at 12:05 pm local time, registering a magnitude of 2.2 at a depth of 18 km. This second in the series hit 37 miles from Fortuna, California. At 12:47 local time, the third struck at Canyon Lake. It registered a magnitude of 1.6, at a depth of 1 km. While none were as significant as the 5.0 magnitude quake which struck Alaska Tuesday morning, this series of small seismic events may not yet be over.

By Jim Malone

Sources:
Earthquaketrack
Earthquaketrack
Earthquaketrack
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