California 6.9.Earthquake was Number 8,329 in Last 12 Months

American Thinker

California’s 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake on the San Andreas fault line was just one of the 8,239 earthquakes that hit the state in the last 12 months.

Earthquake magnitudes are measured on an exponential scale with each point of increase representing ten times more intensity. California normally experiences about 20 tremblors a day, but July 4th and 5th saw a “quake storm” with over 766 events.