Several earthquakes strike Anza

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After many long months of unusually quiet earthquake activity, residents of the Anza Valley experienced several tremblers Tuesday, Sept. 21. The quakes ranged in magnitude from less than one to an exciting two shakes recorded at magnitudes 3.3 and 3.4. “I felt them in Idyllwild, like a semi came through my fence,” Jennifer Savino wrote on social media. According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip or rub past each other. The surface where they slip is called a fault or a fault plane. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake originates is referred to as the hypocenter, and the location directly above it on the surface of the earth is called the epicenter. The crust of the ear
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