A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Orange County Monday evening, shaking the entire region. The quake was reported about a mile east of Fullerton around 8 p.m.
Earthquake Depth 6.6 Miles Record
According to the United States Geological Survey, people were scared by the earthquake, but no casualties were reported. The magnitude of the 3.5 earthquake was moderate.
According to the report, its aftershocks also occurred exactly twenty minutes after the earthquake, the intensity of which has been recorded as 2.3. Experts have shown the possibility of more aftershocks in the next few hours.
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake In Fullerton
Fullerton, like Orange County, was struck by a magnitude 3.5 earthquake on Monday at 9 p.m. According to the USGS, it was about half a mile from Anaheim, a mile from Placentia, and Brea or La Habra. It was two miles away.
Earthquake Occurred Twice In Ten Days
Similarly, if we compare the last ten days, there have been at least two earthquakes with an average magnitude of 3.0 and its epicenter was also nearby. On average, based on a three-year data set, the Los Angeles area experiences about five earthquakes each year with a magnitude greater than 3.0, which is dangerous, according to the USGS.
Each year, about five earthquakes with strengths of 3.0 to 4.0 happen in Los Angeles every three years according to the latest information we have from a study done over that time period.
The earthquake happened 6.6 miles underground. Did you feel this earthquake? Think about telling the USGS how you felt.
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