Inland Empire Hit By Quake Storm
The Inland Empire is on shaky ground these days.
A swarm of more than 400 small earthquakes have hit the region since May 25, with most of them centered in the Glen Avon area of Jurupa Valley in Riverside County. It’s a hotbed for these kind of events and has seen similar quake swarms before.
The recent temblors have ranged from 0.8 to 3.2 in magnitude. They’ve been relatively shallow at just 1 to 2 miles below the earth’s surface, which is why they’re being felt.
Is the big one coming? There’s always the risk of that, scientists say. But this swarm is no indication.
“It’s highly unlikely that this type of activity we’re seeing today in this area will lead to a larger earthquake,” USGS seismologist Robert Graves told KTLA. Experts don’t expect this swarm to lead to anything bigger than a 4.0.
With that said, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Learn what you can do to plan for a major earthquake here.