We have been having a series of small earthquakes in our area in California (Berkeley). I have PTSD from surviving a deadly earthquake when I was 14yo. I am wondering whether a cluster of earthquakes on our local fault might be a predictor of a larger quake to come soon. Is this a pattern that is ever seen before large quakes? Any info will be appreciated.Francesca
Watching experts interviewed on the news.
small quake swarms do not typically precede a large earthquake on a given fault line.
the small quakes actually relieve the stress on the fault and, usually, indicate a larger quake is being delayed.
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