Latest in a Series of Small Earthquakes in the Area
(PM) — An earthquake of 3.4 magnitude hit 16km southeast of Moreno Valley, Southern California, at 1:01 PM local time today.
The latest quake is part of a series, or as experts call it a ‘swarm’, of shallow and less extreme earthquakes to hit the region in the past week, most of which have been magnitude 2.0 or under.
According to experts, the possibility of earthquakes of a greater magnitude increases following a swarm of smaller quakes, which is leading to increased concern in the region.
Recent earthquake activity in the area has been at a depth of around 2km, indicating a degree of surface rupturing, but the latest has been measured at 10km.
Institutes in the U.S. including the California Institute of Technology are continuing to monitor the situation closely.