Earthquakes Creeping Closer To California

The USGS shake map of the Gulf of California

A 6.8 earthquake followed by a 6.5 quake in the Gulf of California – USGS

Two major quakes shook the Gulf of California one hour apart, Saturday, October 19, 2013.

A 6.8 quake was followed by a 6.5 magnitude quake one hour later according to the PDC World Disaster Alert in Hawaii. All other quake registries merely had one quake recorded.

Tsunami alerts were not sent out, but with a quake this large within the Gulf of California, high waves and some coastal flooding is expected.

Quakes Getting Closer to CA

Is a major earthquake getting closer to California? I think so.

Quakes shake California everyday, but they are minor movements that register around 1.5 magnitude, on average. But, if you watch the quake register, you’ll notice that these “daily” shifts are increasing in magnitude.

More 3.0+ quakes are occurring, and now that we are getting activity as close as the Gulf of California at 6.8 magnitudes, I’d suggest preparing for some serious quake activity along the San Andreas.

Watch for more activity to pick up in Southern California, and this movement will slowly work its way up the coast, north.

Eyes wide open!