May 8, 2019 | Earthquake Near Salton City, California
Salton City, CA
On 5/8/2019 at approximately 9:14 AM PST, an earthquake occurred near Imperial County, CA. It was estimated to be a magnitude 3.5 and caused disruptions that could have damaged structures in the area.
The Salton City area was disturbed with light shaking during the early morning hours. The earthquake was estimated to have occurred at a depth of 7 miles with an epicenter located about 10 miles to the southwest of Salton City and 6 miles to the southwest of Octillo Wells.
Nationwide, earthquakes cause about $4.4 billion of damage to property and crops each year. Earthquakes are often the cause of other severe damage, such as tsunamis which may lead to flood damage.
In California, earthquakes cause about $3.3 billion of damage to property and crops each year. Earthquakes are often the cause of other severe damage, such as tsunamis which may lead to flood damage.
Each year southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes. Most of them are so small that they are not felt. If there is a large earthquake, the aftershock will produce many more earthquakes of all magnitudes for many months after the initial.
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