U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Robert Gravestold reporters that about 300 quakes had been recorded by Sunday evening. More than 30 had a magnitude over 3.5, and the biggest "are a little bit larger than what we have seenin these types of processes in the past." Graves said the area is a "zone of transition" between the Imperial and San Andreas faults and tends to have more frequent earthquakeactivity than other parts of California. He said that previous swarms -some of which were recorded as early as the 1930s -weren't precursors to a bigger quake, but "that's not to sayit won't happen." Either way, civilians must be on the lookout for future quakes and be prepared for oncoming happenings that may become catastrophic.
Robert Graves insists, "Atthe very least, use this is a reminder: We live in earthquake country," he said. "If we're going to have an earthquake, it's as likely today as it is tomorrow or next week. Sothe message here, if nothing else, is make sure you're prepared, you have your emergency kit, your emergency supplies and know what you're going to do."(CNN)
It is clearly betterto be safe than sorry and, as well mentioned by Graves, California is indeed a a shaky state, and it is therefore imperative to be ready for encounters of literally, this nature.