Southern California Earthquake Advisory
California State officials have issued an earthquake advisory following a small magnitude earthquakes near the Salton Sea earlier this week. The official anticipate a similar or larger magnitude earthquake in Southern California in near future. The advisory notice will stay in effect until Oct 5, 2016. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has issued an earthquake advisory for the San Bernardino, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange and Ventura counties based on the discussions.
“California is earthquake country. We must always be prepared and not let our guard down,” said Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci in a statement. “The threat of an earthquake on the San Andreas Fault hasn’t gone away, so this is another important opportunity for us to revisit our emergency plans and learn what steps you need to take if a significant earthquake hits.”
According to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the council “concluded that stresses associated with this recent earthquake swarm may slightly increase the probability between 0.03 percent and 1.0 percent of an additional earthquake as large, or larger, than the Sept. 26 magnitude 4.3” occurring until 9 a.m. on Oct. 4.