Approximate epicenter of quake | USGS

SILVER LAKE — Did you feel it? A magnitude 2.3 quake jolted the area this afternoon only a few days after a similar micro-quake hit near the same location.

The quake hit around 3 pm, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The information is from automated systems and has not been verified by a seismologist.

The epicenter of today’s quake, near the 2 Freeway and Glendale Boulevard, appears to be very close to the center of the 2.9 jolt that awakened many residents during the early morning hours of Feb. 17.

Are they connected? That’s not clear but Jen Andrews, a staff seismologist at Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory, told The Eastsider that it’s very typical for quakes to cluster in the same area and time period.

In general, Andrews said, “it’s quite likely you will have another” after the first quake strikes, she said.

Andrews said Caltech has not had a chance to study today’s quake but it and the Saturday’s appear to have been generated by the same type of strike-slip faults that cause horizontal earth movement. It’s the most source of  tremors in the region.

Approximate epicenter of the 2.9 quake reported on Feb. 17 | US Geological Survey

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