Earthquake swarm causes anxiety in Southern California

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A swarm of earthquakes at the Salton Sea set off a wave of anxiety among Southern Californians. 

Earlier this month, the swarm prompted scientists to issue a warning for an elevated risk of earthquakes. 

The alert is rare, leading the city of San Bernardino to shut down city hall over concerns of the building’s safety, according to the L.A. Times. 

The risk of a big quake is biggest during and directly after the swarm, the newspaper reported. 

Experts believe the San Andreas fault, which is near the swarm, is overdue for an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or higher. 

The temblors prompted many to go over their earthquake preparedness list, bolt furniture to walls and strap down televisions. It’s always good to be prepared. 

Read more at LA Times.com.