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The latest magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore of Eureka, California, on March 9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.When is the next big California earthquake?
NASA experts say California’s next big earthquake could happen in less than three years. Using computer modeling, the team measured the likelihood of an earthquake similar to the 5.1 La Habra quake that hit Los Angeles in March 2014. For the 60-mile radius of the LA area, the results indicated a 99-percent probability of a magnitude 5.0 or higher quake in the next three years.When was the last big earthquake in California?
Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.How many earthquakes were there in California?
Scientists estimate that over 10,000 earthquakes occur in California each year. Most of these go unnoticed since they are minor. For example, only several hundred have a magnitude greater than 3.0 and of these,only 15 to 30 have a magnitude in excess of 4.0. Research conducted by the U.S.