Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows

By Jan Wesner Childs

At a Glance

  • Temblors total 495 per day, most of them only tiny rumbles on the seismic scale.
  • The study analyzed 10 years worth of earthquake data.
  • Scientists hope the work will lead to a better understanding of temblors and how to predict them.

Earthquakes are a fact of life in California, but new research has shown that they happen even more often than previously thought.

The new data reveals that at least one earthquake happens every three minutes across Southern California. That equals 495 temblors per day, most of them only tiny rumbles on the seismic scale.

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