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4.5 earthquake rattles Southern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey




An earthquake of 4.5 magnitudes struck California late Friday night. The earthquake hit around 11:40 p.m. It was about 2 miles which is 3 kilometers. This is outside of South El Monte, near Los Angeles. However, it was 18 kilometers deep which is 11 miles. According to the reports, no damage or injuries caused. But the official have asked people to be prepared for aftershocks. It was very close to the Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987, which was magnitude 5.9. According to the USGS. Though moderate shaking was felt. This was from Goleta to Indio. It was as far north as Palmdale. And in South as San Diego. After the 10 minutes of earthquakes. Aftershocks of magnitude 2.1 and 1.6 hits. However, there is only 5% chance of a stronger earthquake in future. The Los Angeles Fire Department immediately went into earthquake mode.




Reason for the California Earthquake

California has seen various earthquakes. However the main is might be the new technology can capture even a small quake. Though these earthquakes are caused by the movement of huge blocks. The earth’s crust in the Pacific and North American plates. Thus southern California face thousands of small earthquakes. A few were dangerous. Also some of them even very small not even felt. There are more than 300 faults. These can cause damage and even countless small faults. This is mainly due to the big bend of the San Andreas fault. The place where this bend the plates push into each other. These faults are hazardous. However, it might be a little difficult to overview the situation properly. The last significant earthquake was in 1857. It still stores the energy for some future earthquakes.

This is why California is prone to earthquakes. Because it lies on the San Andreas fault. And this extends 800 miles through the US state. On California’s earthquake, various movies were made. However, the warning system works very well. The people get a warning on their mobile phones. Even though the radios and other devices. There is also a ShakeAltert system for people. The teams from several devices created. this gives warning to people before the quake arrives. However, the system is very good. But these natural disasters can not be controlled properly.




Somya Harnakiya
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