Wednesday, September 30, 2020 WESTMORLAND, Calif. (KABC) -- A swarm of small earthquakes hit desert communities near the Salton Sea Wednesday afternoon. The epicenter is under the Salton Sea lakebed in Imperial County, 8 miles from the southern end of the San Andreas Fault, the USGS said in a news release Monday. Contact the City News Service newsroom at 310-481-0404 or news@socalnews.com. Salton Sea Hit By Swarm Of Earthquakes; Strongest A Magnitude-4.6 By CBSLA Staff August 10, 2020 at 10:25 am Filed Under: Earthquake Swarm , Earthquakes , KCAL 9 , Salton City , Salton … Whether the San Andreas is critically stressed in the Salton Sea region remains an open question. DEVELOPING: Earthquake Swarm Under Salton Sea Increases Chances Of Larger Quake Over Next 7 Days Aug 12, 2020 | 0 | ( ETH ) – The USGS just issued a warning that an ongoing swarm of minor earthquakes taking place underneath the Salton Sea has increased the possibility of an even stronger and larger event due to its close proximity to the San Andreas Fault. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Earthquake Swarm: 150 Quakes In 24 Hours Near Salton Sea - Palm Desert, CA - The USGS predicted Friday a 93% chance of the temblors decreasing … It is in the Brawley seismic zone, a common source of swarms. Filed Under: Earthquake Swarm, Earthquakes, KCAL 9, Salton Sea. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Hundreds of earthquakes were rattling an area southwest of the Salton Sea Wednesday, including six with a magnitude greater than 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The largest earthquake that has occurred, as of this release, is a magnitude 4.6 at 8:56 AM PDT on August 10. A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported at 8:56 a.m. 19 miles from Brawley, Calif. (U.S. Geological Survey) A swarm of mostly small earthquakes on Monday struck the Salton Sea area, one of the most seismically active areas of California. Authorities are closely monitoring a swarm of small earthquakes underneath the Salton Sea in southern California. The strongest quake recorded was a preliminary M4.0 but has been downgraded to a M3.9. ‘The Most Active Swarms In SoCal’: 45 Earthquakes Over M3.0 Rattle Salton Sea Area In 2.5 Hours By CBSLA Staff September 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm Filed Under: Earthquake Swarm , Earthquakes , … A swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea began on August 10, 2020. DEVELOPING: (ETH) – Southern California is continuing to reel under seismic activity as a swarm of earthquakes has reportedly rattled Westmoreland which a city located south f the Salton Sea on Wednesday afternoon producing The largest earthquake of measuring at a … So far largest is M4.4. Swarm of Salton Sea earthquakes sparks worry about the San Andreas fault Rong-Gong Lin II 8/10/2020 Biden will inherit hundreds of toxic waste Superfund sites, with climate threats looming Joined: Apr 23, 2018 Messages: 3,710 Likes Received: 4,259. Detailed Description Map showing the Salton Sea, CA earthquake swarm of August 2020 (as of August 11, 2020). A swarm of earthquakes near California's Salton Sea has led the U.S. Geological Survey to issue a forecast on the potential for a large quake. This earthquake and the associated swarm are located approximately 8 miles from the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So far, the earthquakes in the Salton Sea Swarm have not migrated onto the San Andreas, but they are close to a southern extension of San Andreas into the Salton Sea. More than 600 earthquakes strike small California town in swarm around Salton Sea Hundreds of small earthquakes have struck an area southeast of the Salton Sea. By Melanie Kaidan. (U.S. Geological Survey) A swarm of hundreds of small earthquakes struck in and around the town of Westmoreland in Imperial County over the past couple days. This was as of around 5:15pm Wednesday. Scenario One (about 80% chance):  Earthquakes continue but none will be larger than magnitude 5.4, and the rate will decrease over the course of the week. Immigration law: Biden wants to remove this controversial word from US laws. The events were centered around the small town of … The first earthquake registered at 10:04:54 a.m. as a magnitude 3.1. They occurred from September 30 to October 1, 2020.The strongest was an M4.9 temblor that occurred in the vicinity of Westmorland, near the Salton Sea, an inland desert lake close to the border with Mexico. 2 min read. More than 100 earthquakes greater than 2.5 in magnitude recently shook Southern California within 24 hours (Figure 1). The swarm originated from a fault beneath Salton Sea. “The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near (Westmorland) is over 30 km south of the end of the San Andreas. Too far from the San Andreas to change the probability of a quake on it. This earthquake and the associated swarm are located approximately 8 miles from the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. The seismic zone extends about 30 miles northwest from the city of Brawley, across the Salton Sea’s southern half, and ends near Bombay Beach. It's not even clear yet if this epicenter location is right (not manually revised by USGS yet). The swarm continues today at a lower rate, with 4 magnitude 3 earthquakes recorded in the first 7 hours of today, compared to 40 magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes recorded in the last 7 hours of Sept. 30th. SHARE. The first 60 of those took place within two hours of the first reported tremor. The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near Westmoreland is over 30 km south of the end of the San Andreas. Aug 12, 2020 | 0 | (ETH) – The USGS just issued a warning that an ongoing swarm of minor earthquakes taking place underneath the Salton Sea has increased the possibility of an even stronger and larger event due to its close proximity to the San Andreas Fault. The strongest quake of the swarm was measured at a magnitude of 4.9, and took place at 5:31 p.m. on Wednesday, the USGS said. The largest, 4.6, was felt as far away as San Diego and Palm Springs. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. An intense swarm of small to moderate earthquakes has hit the area on the southern part of Salton Sea on Monday. A total of 158 quakes in measuring at least 2.5 on the Richter scale shook the Westmoreland area area between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 6:12 p.m. Thursday, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. By CBSLA Staff September 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm. So far largest is M4.4. A swarm of earthquakes southeast of the Salton Sea, in the Brawley seismic zone, began on Sept. 30, 2020. Earthquake Swarm 10-1-2020 Salton Sea area. October 1, 2020, 6:56 AM. Not sure if anyone was keeping up with this but this swarm is still ongoing since a 4.9~5.0 Magnitude occurred in this region yesterday just after 5PM local … It said the area saw similar swarms in 2001, 2009 and 2016. Scenario Two (about 19% chance): An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 to 6.9 occurs within the next  seven  days. The largest earthquake that has occurred is a magnitude 4.6 at 8:56 AM PDT on August 10, 2020. In 1981 a swarm in the same Westmorland area, for example, included an M5.8 earthquake; more than 300 temblors (including a M5.4) shook the region in the 2012 Brawley Swarm; and another sizeable swarm of 250+ temblors occurred south of the Salton Sea in 2017. In a tweet, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said: "The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near Westmoreland is over 30 km south of the end of … Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Hundreds of small earthquakes have struck an area southeast of the Salton Sea. PUBLISHED 11:15 PM ET Oct. 07, 2020 PUBLISHED 11:15 PM EDT Oct. 07, 2020. PUBLISHED: August 11, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. | UPDATED: August 12, 2020 … It is in the Brawley seismic zone, a common source of swarms. City News Service is a regional wire service covering Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. “This earthquake and the associated swarm are located in an area of diffuse seismic activity between the San Andreas fault in the north and the Imperial fault to the south,” the USGS added in a release. It is in the Brawley seismic zone, a common source of swarms,” Jones tweeted. A small earthquake swarm was recorded near the Salton Sea Monday morning within a 12 minute time period. 10-02-2020, 11:24 PM RE: Cali earthquake swarm - Salton Sea... Hey I'll bump this with my observation of the last several months (yes, I check eq's a coupletimes a day). Another earthquake swarm at the south end of the Salton Sea began around 1:45 p.m.. MECCA — A swarm of earthquakes, the largest of which had a 4.9 magnitude, hit south of the Salton Sea in Imperial County on Wednesday afternoon, sending light shaking into Riverside County. MECCA — A swarm of earthquakes, the largest of which had a 4.9 magnitude, hit south of the Salton Sea … The strongest quake recorded was a preliminary M4.0 but has been downgraded to a M3.9. An intense earthquake swarm started near Salton Sea, California on September 30, 2020, with 421 earthquakes detected by 07:00 UTC on October 1. The swarm began around 8:30 a.m. Monday, and, within 24 hours, 26 quakes larger than 2.5 magnitude had been recorded. The swarm continues today at a lower rate, with 4 magnitude 3 earthquakes recorded in the first 7 hours of today, compared to 40 magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes recorded in the last 7 hours of Sept. 30th. The present earthquake series raises the probability of a 'Big One' along the San Andreas Fault. Another earthquake swarm at the south end of the Salton Sea began around 1:45 p.m.. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! The same area has seen earthquake swarms before, the USGS said, notably in … “In a typical week,” it said, “there is approximately a 1-in-10,000 chance of a magnitude 7+ earthquake on the southernmost San Andreas Fault. Small earthquake swarm near Salton Sea A series of earthquakes were recorded Monday morning according to USGS . The Salton Sea earthquake swarm spread further north with one single quake occurring right on the southern end of San Andreas fault. The strongest was a … A swarm of mostly small earthquakes on Monday struck the Salton Sea area, one of the most seismically active areas of California. I swear, earth seems like it is not only cracking at the crust, but also moving magma. The swarm continues today at a lower rate, with 4 magnitude 3 earthquakes recorded in the first 7 hours of today, compared to 40 magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes recorded in the last 7 hours of Sept. 30th. Hundreds of earthquakes have rattled an area about 100 miles east of San Diego just southeast of the Salton Sea since Wednesday afternoon, suggesting more activity will shake the region over the next week including a quake up to a 5.4 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A recent swarm of small quakes in the Salton Sea area could mean a greater chance of a major earthquake in coming days August 10, 2020: A swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea began on August 10, 2020. U.S. Geological Survey It is in the Brawley seismic zone, a common source of swarms. LOS ANGELES A swarm of earthquakes that rattled the Salton Sea area earlier this week has increased the probability of a major quake hitting Southern California, CBS … The current earthquake swarm started on Aug. 10 and has already generated dozens of earthquakes underneath the Salton Sea. The largest earthquake that has occurred, as of this release, is a magnitude 4.6 at 8:56 AM PDT on August 10. Earthquakes are continuing in the area of California’s Salton Sea, and the U.S. Geological Survey says the event “significantly” raises the probability of a large quake in the region. ‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Sanford and Son’ actor Gregory Sierra dies, California’s ban on indoor worship upheld by appeals court, 10,000 Riverside County coronavirus vaccination appointments fill up in 32 minutes — again, Pacific Grove caps food delivery fees, Monterey considers limit. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Handy Andy, Oct 2, 2020. Swarm of Salton Sea earthquakes sparks worry about the San Andreas fault Earthquakes up to magnitude 4.6 under the Salton Sea are raising concern that … The earthquake swarm of mostly minor intensities began shortly after 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, ranging in strength from 2.6 to 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Advertisement. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. The 4.9-magnitude temblor hit just after 5:30 p.m. and was centered about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Westmorland, a city of around 2,300 people near the Salton Sea, the state's largest lake. To people other than scientists and Californians, the Salton Sea may seem like some distant, rather mysterious body of water. Circles are earthquake locations, red indicates an earthquake in the past hour, orange the past 24 hours, and yellow the past 7 days. The southernmost section of the San Andreas Fault is capable of rupturing in large magnitude earthquakes (M7+), the last of which occurred more than 300 years ago, … Its reporting and editing staff cover public safety, courts, local government and general assignment stories. But it is worth to keep an eye on this swarm. EARTHQUAKE SWARM: At least 240 small earthquakes, the largest measuring 4.9, shook desert communities near the Salton Sea Wednesday. Other mid-M3 quakes followed within minutes. A new earthquake swarm started beneath the Salton Sea in California on August 10, 2020. Coronavirus outbreaks in San Diego County nursing homes hit record for fourth week in … PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Dr. Lucy Jones is a seismologist who is answering questions on what the swarm of earthquakes around the Salton Sea may mean for residents in Southern California. A swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea began on August 10, 2020. The largest was a magnitude 4.6 quake reported at 8:56 a.m. 19 miles from Brawley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. US Earthquake: HUGE swarm of up to 240 quakes blasts California lake A SWARM of 240 earthquakes has hit Westmorland in California. The area has seen other earthquake swarms in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2020, geologists said. That probability is significantly elevated while swarm activity remains high.”, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. The risk of a larger earthquake over the next 7 days is considerably elevated due to the swarm when compared to background levels. Map showing the Salton Sea, CA earthquake swarm of August 2020 (as of August 14, 2020 12pm Pacific). The USGS release detailed three scenarios for the following week: The agency said the last earthquake of 7+ on the southernmost section of the San Andreas Fault was more than 300 years ago. The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near Westmoreland is over 30 km south of the end of the San Andreas. For two days in August, the area around the Salton Sea shook as a swarm of earthquakes rollicked along faults beneath the water. A swarm of earthquakes, the largest of which had a 4.9 magnitude, hit south of the Salton Sea in Imperial County, causing light shaking in San Diego County. The epicenter of the swarm was located eight miles […] Map: Salton Sea earthquake swarm continues,…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Santa Clara County investigating hospital for offering Los Gatos teachers COVID-19 vaccine ahead of others, Map: Salton Sea earthquake swarm continues, raises probability of large quake. DEVELOPING: Earthquake Swarm Under Salton Sea Increases Chances Of Larger Quake Over Next 7 Days. Swarm of earthquakes shakes Salton Sea area Quakebot 8/10/2020. — Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) September 30, 2020 Rocky Planet By Erik Klemetti August 12, 2020 2:00 PM A view across the Salton Sea in California. It is in the Brawley seismic zone, a common source of swarms. Circles are earthquake locations, red indicates an earthquake in the past hour, orange the past 24 hours, and yellow the past 7 days. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. The swarm first occurred on Monday morning at 6:33 a.m., August 10. SALTON SEA (KABC) -- A swarm of earthquakes rattled the Salton Sea, a relatively remote body of water near the Coachella Valley, the strongest of which was a magnitude 4.6 earthquake. UPDATE 18:14 UTC: This earthquake has been deleted after manual revision. A swarm of earthquakes southeast of the Salton Sea, in the Brawley seismic zone, began on Sept. 30, 2020. A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes near the Salton Sea in Southern California has a slim chance of triggering a major quake in the area, but not of setting off the San Andreas Fault, experts say. The desert near the Salton Sea continue to tremble as a swarm of small earthquakes that started Wednesday continued into Thursday. However, Hough says, “We all worry about the San Andreas, but a Salton Sea swarm could also trigger a larger earthquake towards the south.” She points out that almost 700,000 people live in Mexicali, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Mount Hood is Oregon’s highest peak. The largest earthquake that has occurred, as of this release, is a The strongest a M4.0. After this burst of seismicity, the earth calmed to its usual — albeit jittery — state in the restive region that sits only 8 miles (less than 13 kilometers) from the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault. Salton Sea Hit By Swarm Of Earthquakes; Strongest A Magnitude-4.6 By CBSLA Staff August 10, 2020 at 10:25 am Filed Under: Earthquake Swarm , Earthquakes , KCAL 9 , Salton City , Salton … A swarm of earthquakes is currently rattling under the Salton Sea in August 2020. The southernmost section of the San Andreas Fault is capable of rupturing in large magnitude earthquakes (M7+), the last of which occurred more than 300 years ago, … The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near Westmoreland is over 30 km south of the end of the San Andreas. However, this doesn't have to mean anything. The current earthquake swarm in California's Salton Sea that started on August 10, 2020. Credit: USGS. The risk of a larger earthquake over the next 7 days is considerably elevated due to the swarm when compared to background levels. The Salton Sea. The swarm … There has been more than … The largest was a magnitude … The swarm slowed down Thursday, but at least four earthquakes of magnitude 3 or larger were recorded in the first seven hours of the day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was among a series of quakes that began at 6:33 a.m. with a magnitude 3.2 earthquake. — USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) October 1, 2020 The swarm remained active around 10 p.m. PUBLISHED: 04:48, Thu, Oct 1, 2020 | … Since then, more than 100 small earthquakes have already been recorded, with the biggest one occurring also on Monday at 8:56 a.m. The swarm happening now south of the Salton Sea, near Westmoreland is over 30 km south of the end of the San Andreas. Earthquake swarm hits south of the Salton Sea, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Small earthquake shakes parts of Southern California, Earthquake rattles just off coast of San Francisco, Marin County, Motorist dies in Riverside when vehicle hits pole, Body of gunshot victim found in Colton alleyway, Colton man shot dead in apparent road rage incident in San Bernardino. The zone is known for producing earthquake swarms, with a 1981 swarm in Westmorland that included a magnitude 5.8 earthquake and one in Brawley in 2012 that included a magnitude 5.4 quake that damaged a handful of buildings, the USGS … — A swarm of earthquakes hit south of the Salton Sea in Imperial County Wednesday and continued into Thursday near Westmorland, Calif. A swarm of earthquakes southeast of the Salton Sea, in the Brawley seismic zone, began on Sept. 30, 2020. “With earthquakes, it’s just like real estate and it's location, location, location. Scenario Three (about 1% chance):  An earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher occurs within the next seven days. Credit: Temblor. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. PUBLISHED: September 30, 2020 at 9:22 p.m. | UPDATED: October 1, 2020 at 6:50 p.m. The strongest quake recorded so far reached Magnitude 4.6, according to USGS. Swarm of small earthquakes strikes Salton Sea area 10/1/2020. The earthquake swarm of mostly minor intensities began shortly after 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, ranging in strength from 2.6 to 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A new earthquake swarm started beneath the Salton Sea in California on August 10, 2020. August 10, 2020: A swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea began on August 10, 2020. 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