California was shaking again today as it was shaken by six earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.5 and greater. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay area at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. Then four minutes later, a magnitude 4.5 quake hit near Ridgecrest, which, earlier this month, was rattled by a pair of massive temblors, including the most powerful shaker (a magnitude 7.1) to strike California in 20 years.
And, then, at 1:24 p.m., the Bay Area felt another rumble, this time a magnitude 3.2, again centered near Blackhawk, an unincorporated community east of Oakland. It was originally reported as a magnitude 3.5.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after any of Tuesday’s quakes.
Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, said the earthquakes near Blackhawk are a different set from the aftershocks following the 7.1 Ridgecrest event on July 5.
They also occurred near different fault lines. About 270 miles lies between the centers of the quakes in northern and southern California.
The Ridgecrest quake occurred near the Little Lake fault zone, according to USGS maps. Geophysicists recorded the Blackhawk quakes near the Greenville fault zone.
Four other quakes registering magnitude 3.5 or greater occurred in the Ridgecrest area Tuesday: one in the early morning, one in the afternoon, and two at night.
The USGS said, Northern California has a 4% chance of one or more earthquakes stronger than magnitude 4.3 over the next week, and smaller earthquakes are likely over the same time period, with up to five magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks predicted near Blackhawk.
And for the Ridgecrest sequence, the USGS geophysicists have recorded 524 magnitude 3 or higher earthquakes and five magnitude 5 or higher earthquakes since July 5. The first group are strong enough to be felt while the second can do damage.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Revelation 6) foretell that seismic activity as earthquakes will happen signaling the coming end of the age.
These are signs of the Last Days revealing its time to prepare for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles (Matthew 16:19) who were authorized described how (Acts 2). And this new birth experience brings peace and joy in the Holy Spirit now in this life, and eternal life in the world to come.