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‘Terrifying’ California Earthquake Could be Heard Before it was Felt

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Looks like things might be starting to pick up. In addition to this 4.1 there was also a 5.8M quake off the coast of Northern California and a 5.0M after shock. Just days ago there was also a 6.3 off the same coast area.

via Mirror UK:

People have described being woken up by earthquake, feeling “terrified” and thinking ‘the world was going to end’

A ‘terrifying’ earthquake has hit California causing everything to ‘start shaking,’ according to reports.

Many have been tweeting about how frightened they were as they felt the earthquake near Los Angeles.

People have described waking up feeling “terrified” and thinking ‘the world was going to end’.

According to the Southern California Weather Force, it was a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that struck in the Santa Ana mountains along the Elsinore fault-zone this morning.

They SCWF earthquake watch remains in effect for aftershocks or larger magnitudes from nearby faults.

One person who was affected said: “Woke up terrified to the earthquake in California. It was huge for me and I heard stuff falling.”

“Legit thought the world was gonna end.(sic)”

Another said: “Just felt my first California earthquake, that is terrifying.

“I’m just chilling in bed and then everything starts shaking.”

People have been terrified by an earthquake in California (Image: @lastquake/Twitter)

People have been terrified by an earthquake in California (Image: @lastquake/Twitter)

Lysette Franco added: “31 years old. Born and raised in Southern California.

“This was the first time I actually HEARD an earthquake coming before it actually hit. Most terrifying sound ever. I’m so scared. (sic).”

One woman said her lights were flickering and reached out to see if anyone was experiencing the same problem.

Heather Nicole tweeted: “Felt that one bad! Shook me up pretty good! I was sleeping great too.”

Nicole Loyola added: “All these earthquakes around the world are really freaking me out!

“The fact that I just felt my bed shake while I was sleeping has me wide awake.

“I’m worried that we are eventually going to have something bigger hit California.”

This comes two days after a huge 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska.

Residents scrambled for safety after being told to head for higher ground after the earthquake struck, causing a huge 32-foot rise in water.

The powerful quake struck at a depth of 10km at around 12.30am local time on Tuesday and was around 157 miles southeast of Chiniak.

The entire US west coast was put on tsunami alert for a number of hours with those in British Columbia, Alaska and on the Aleutian islands advised to move away from coastal areas, according to the US Tsunami Warning System.

It’s been almost 25 years since California was struck by a large and deadly earthquake and scientists are certain a “big one” will strike again.

The earthquake at Northridge killed 57 people and caused $49 billion worth of damage when it occurred on the San Andreas fault at magnitude of 6.7 in 1994.

The maximum strength an earthquake on the San Andreas fault can reach is believed to be 8.2 – a calculation based on its width and length.

David Galloway, a seismologist at the British Geological Survey, studies earthquakes all over the globe.

He told Mirror Online that it is only a matter of time before a big one strikes again.

“We expect a big one to happen in Japan and another one in California. Stress has been building up over the years,” he explained.

“It’s like pulling an elastic band. If you keep pulling it, it will snap.”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

Danya Bazaraa
Mirror UK


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