The USGS sent SoCal a quake alert on Wednesday for a tremor that actually occurred in 1925


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A strong and lethal earthquake struck the coastal California metropolis of Santa Barbara again on June 29, 1925. Greater than a dozen individuals died and $eight million in injury was reported within the historic quake, which had a magnitude of 6.eight on the Richter Scale.

Flash-forward virtually 92 years and a quake with the identical magnitude and with the identical epicenter was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday. 

Solely this newest occasion was a false alarm — a database aftershock to be extra exact — of the 1925 occasion.

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