Earthquake in California
A 4.0 Magnitude earthquake occurred this morning (around 2 AM PST) near Lake Elsinore, located in Southern California. According to the United States Geological Survey, it occurred about 7 miles below the surface and was felt from as far south as San Diego, as far east as Indigo, as far north as Palmdale and as far west as Thousand Oaks.
The earthquake was strong enough to wake many from their nights sleep.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 25, 2018
Earthquake! Just got a nice jolt here in OC.
— TimW (@tim05wang) January 25, 2018
I literally live in Temescal Canyon, about a mile from Glenn Ivy. Woke us all up and was pretty violent – but short. No damage found around the house, thankfully
— Dylan House (@thedylanhouse) January 25, 2018
Whoa. That earthquake just woke me up
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) January 25, 2018
And some in the area had a little fun with the quake.
— Chris (@Chris0choa) January 25, 2018
To put this earthquake into perspective, Southern California usually has 10 to 15 earthquakes that are greater than magnitude 4.0 every year. In any given year, this region can experience around 10,000 earthquakes, but most are small.
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