Southern California Weather Force has issued an Earthquake Watch effective now through February 8th for the chance of a stronger earthquake occurring on the San Andreas or San Jacinto Fault Zoon.
At 10:55am Pacific Time on January 5th, 2024, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred along the junction point of the San Andreas and San Jacinto Fault zones. This area last shook with a foreshock in the 1970s, which is what this might be.
We just had another one at 7:43pm on January 24th, 2024 in the same location, a bit southeast of it on the junction point.
Timing was off, but the prediction here at Southern California Weather Force remains the same. We are due to have one soon, as I stated would happen.
At the current time, no aftershocks have been recorded. This means this very well could be a foreshock, or shock before the mainshock. You can think of it as holding onto a ledge. A finger slips and you get a jolt. You still have the rest of your hand left before you finally let go and slip completely. That is my analogy of a foreshock.
If this was a foreshock, we have a short period of time to see the mainshock. A larger quake on the San Andreas or San Jacinto Fault will rip northwestward through the Inland Empire and High Desert zones, Los Angeles, SCV, Antelope Valley, and Kern County areas, along with the Ventura zones. Should it break the entire fault southward, you have Big Bear, Banning, Coachella Valley, and Imperial Valley.
Better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you have your quake kits ready.
Make an Emergency Plan: Create a family emergency communications plan that has an out-of-state contact. Keep in mind that after a major earthquake, cellphone towers are jammed, and you will not be able to get through to anyone.
Plan where to meet if you get separated. Make a supply kit that includes enough food and water for several days, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher and a whistle.
– Raiden Storm –
Master General Meteorologist – is a consulting meteorologist for over 50 companies, including energy, agriculture, aviation, marine, leisure, and many more areas. He has certs from Mississippi State for broadcast met and Penn State forecasting certs MET 101, 241, 341 and 361 as a meteorologist, but before then was completely self-taught, barely learning a thing from the schools that he did not already know.
Both short and long-range is very important to know in those jobs so you can bet on accuracy here. He is versed in fields like Western USA, Tornadoes, Floods, Hurricanes, High Winds, Fire Behavior, Snow and Blizzards, Short Range, Long Range, Seasonal, and Life-Threatening decisions with over 25 years’ experience, out forecasting all weather services available today with lead-time and precision, which makes him a focus of ridicule and envy.
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