Saturday, April 04, 2009

Swarm of earthquakes dies down but concern lingers

by Kitty Alvarado

Since the magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit the Salton Sea on March 24 many are wondering if the “Big One” is coming.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has been busy assessing the initial quake and the more than 300 moderate quakes that followed, and while the activity has died down, the question is: what do the swarm of earthquakes mean to the daddy fault line of them all, the San Andreas?
“We’ve been on the edge of our seats,” said Ken Hudnut, a geophysicist with the USGS when asked about the activity just south of Palm Springs.

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