Southern California Experiences Two Earthquakes

June 13th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
earthqauke Borrego Springs, California, June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Borrego Springs community in the San Diego county of California experienced two successive earthquakes on Saturday night, reports have stated.

The two tremors which occurred at a time gap of around 24 seconds was reportedly unable to cause any major damage to life and property in the region.

It has come to light that the first earthquake was triggered around 9 miles from the north-northwest direction of Borrego Springs at a depth of 3.6 miles and was measured to be of magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale. This was followed by a second tremor which was of magnitude 4.5 and had its epicenter about a mile away from the first one.

Dale Grant, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey revealed to news sources later that the successive tremors that were felt were of moderate strength and were also similar in nature to the other earthquakes that parts of South California often experiences.

At the same time, the geophysicist also divulged that after the two major tremors were felt in the Californian community of Borrego Springs, a number of aftershocks which were not very strong, were felt for about 15 minutes.

In the meanwhile, following the earthquakes, officials of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department have pointed out that any emergency call reporting any kind of significant damage to life property has not been received by the department as yet.

Despite the fact that the earthquakes are not said to be very massive in nature, people in and around the region have stated that they indeed felt the two subsequent tremors.

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