603 earthquakes were recorded over the weekend in an area around California’s Salt Sea Lake. At least one Richter scale shocks included. The largest earthquakes had a magnitude of 5.3, according to CNN.
Most of the tremors occurred near the city of Calipatria. The ground shook along the San Andreas Fault about 80 km from the Mexican border. The area is not densely populated and there is no information on potential damages or wanted persons.
United States of America. Earthquakes in California
Previously, the USGS reported two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9 off the coast of southern Oregon and northern California. Four tremors, ranging from 3.9 to 5.9 on the Richter scale, occurred within a few hours.
In the past 10 days, 11 earthquakes of 3.0 or higher have occurred near Los Angeles. Data for the past three years indicate that California and Nevada experience an average of five earthquakes ranging from 5.0 to 6.0 on the Richter scale each year.
Earthquake effects depend on the Richter scale مقياس
Humans rarely feel shocks on a Richter scale below 2.0. An earthquake of up to 4.8 magnitude can be felt but is harmless. Tremors of up to 6.1 degrees will cause minor damage to buildings.
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