Southern California is ‘Overdue’ for a Major Earthquake, Experts Say
California officials are on high alert after two earthquakes and more than 3,000 aftershocks hit southern California in the past four days.
The area typically sees a large earthquake every 150 years, and the last major earthquake in the region was 163 years ago.
This prompts experts to say the region is “overdue” for a catastrophic earthquake.
California’s governor says they are ready and have an action plan in place.
On Friday, Southern California was hit by a 7.1 one magnitude earthquake just a day after getting hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake.
Crews have worked around the clock to re-open roads and restore power.
Much of the area affected was scarcely populated desert, but officials warn they are not out of the woods yet.
As aftershocks continue, California is doing everything it can to make sure they are prepared.