100 Earthquakes Hit Near California-Mexico Border on New Year’s Eve

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck just after 11:00 pm local time (1000 GMT), some 90 kilometres (57 miles) from the New Zealand city of Christchurch, according to the USGS

The California Institute of Technology is reporting approximately 100 earthquakes were detected near the California-Mexico border on New Year’s Eve.

The quakes were centered about Brawley, CA, “which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and 20 miles north of the border.”

According to ABC 7, the largest of the quakes was about 3.9 magnitude. They report that scientists say larger quakes in the region are possible and “the shaking may continue for several days.” The outbreak of quakes occurred over 30 miles from the San Andreas Fault and is not expected to cause any large scale quakes.

Seismologist Lucy Jones says there was an outbreak of quakes in the same area in 2012, and that the 2012 outbreak was much larger in magnitude.

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