California Sees Three Earthquakes in a Day after Scientists Predict more Earthquakes in 2018

Updated On 26 Jan, 2018 Published On

Thursday was a scary day in the U.S. state of California. Three earthquakes hit the state on that day, of which one originated far south in Trabuco Canyon while the epicenter of the second one was off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The third earthquake, measuring a 2.5 on the Richter scale, struck Lytle Creek, California.

The earthquake that struck off the coast of Eureka registered a 5.8 Richter scale. However, its vibrations were not that strong since it originated far off the coast.

According to reports brought out by ABC7, residents in Humboldt County, California, felt the tremors of this particular quake. No damage or injuries have been reported.

The San Andreas fault, according to scientists, can cause a massive earthquake anytime

15 earthquakes measuring 2.5 or more on the Richter scale have hit California over the past seven days, with many of them occurring near the San Andreas fault, which many scientists say will someday be responsible for "The Big One."

Scientists have already warned that 2018 will be pretty bad when it comes to earthquakes.