The California Office of Emergency Services has issued an earthquake advisory for Southern California. Alerting several counties that the probability of a major earthquake is more likely this week. The earthquake advisory is in effect for the following counties: Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial. The advisory was issued following a series of small magnitude earthquakes near Bombay Beach, Salton Sea.

The California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council believes that stresses associated with this earthquake swarm may increase the probability of a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault by up to 1% until October 4. “The scientist rated that there was an increased probability of up to 1% so a slight increase. Really at the end of the day it is a great reminder to us that we live in earthquake country and that earthquakes can strike, suddenly, violently and with no warning so everyones best bet is to be prepared prior to,” said Kevin McGowan with the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services. READ MORE