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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Did you feel any of the MacArthur Park earthquakes?


The small earthquakes felt in parts of Echo Park and Silver Lake last night were part of a cluster of four micro quakes centered near the MacArthur Park area. Caltech seismic analyst Nick Scheckel, who referred to the seismic activity as the MacArthur Park earthquakes, said that all the shaking does not mean that more earthquakes are on the way.

“There’s no cause for alarm, said Scheckel, who noted that such clusters often occur at random. “We see nothing large coming out of it.”

The first quake, measuring only 1.2 in magnitude, took place last week on April 2. The three remaining quakes shook last night, with the first, measuring 1.8, hitting at shortly before 8 p.m. The largest quake of the cluster, a magnitude 2.5, was reported after 10 p.m. and was followed a few seconds late by a 1.9 quake.

Scheckel said the tremors did not take places on known earthquakes faults.



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