California Suffers Three Earthquakes In A Day: Scientists Predict More Shocks In 2018

A shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken the off coast of Northern California in early Thursday morning whereas more than five earthquakes, and aftershocks have been recorded by the early Friday morning, USGS reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the epicenter of the quake was about 100 miles off Northern California's Lost Coast. The shock was reported in the Pacific Ocean west of Capetown at a depth of three miles at 8:39 a.m.

Source: The Weather Network

According to Express, ten earthquakes have hit California in a 24-hour period, with three earthquakes more than four Richter magnitude. A magnitude 2.7 earthquake reportedly hit 14 km south-east of the Mammoth Lakes while a magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook Stratford with the epicenter 2 km north-east of Stratford.

A geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, Paul Caruso said the United States Geological Survey recorded a 5.1 magnitude aftershock around 9:30 in the morning. Caruso said,

The computers hadn't sorted it out. It happens. It's more common than we would like it to be. People may feel a little shaking, the chandeliers moving in the house. We wouldn't expect any severe damage.

Caruso also said the earthquakes in the ocean have been monitored by the tsunami warning centers and rea s sured the 5.8 Richter shock is ''not even close'' to strong to trigger a tsunami. Moreover, he said at least of 7.0 or greater earthquake can cause a tsunami.

Over a dozen of earthquakes measuring 2.5 or more magnitude have already hit California over the week. The scientists have warned more earthquakes might hit the country, specifically the southwest part in 2018.


05 Oct,2022 American Internet Personality Thomas Sanders Opens Up About His Sexuality-Know The Full Story

Thomas Sanders is a popular internet personality. He rose to fame from former video-sharing app Vine....

05 Oct,2022 Texas Mom, Emily “Susan” Law Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

Texas Triathlete Mom namely Emily "Susan" Law was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, James Free....

05 Oct,2022 Former San Diego Chargers Player Kevin Ellison Dies At 31

Former San Diego Chargers player Kevin Ellison died at 31. Ellison's died suddenly while he was walk....

04 Oct,2022 Joe Budden And Cyn Santana Split Four Months After Engagement

Love & Hip Hop couple Joe Budden and Cyn Santana have split up after only four months of engagement.....

04 Oct,2022 Jeff Bezos Steps Out With Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez First Time After They Made Headlines In January

Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanches were spotted together for the first time. The couple wa....

02 Oct,2022 How Rich Is YouTuber Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM? Net Worth, Income Sources, And Earnings

Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM is a famous YouTuber and a vlogger. He never failed to dazzle his fans v....