posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 06:17 PM
The southern Californian city of San Diego has been hit by an earthquake, Reuters news agency has reported.
The tremor was a magnitude 4.7.
There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
California is criss-crossed by fault lines that have spawned devastating quakes over the years including ones which ravaged San Francisco in 1989 and
Los Angeles in 1994.
San Andreas is the name of the major fault line there.
The tremor comes just weeks after a US geophysicist claimed he is able to accurately predict the timing of future earthquakes.
To back up the claim he predicted the next big quake, measuring at least 6.4 on the Richter scale, would hit southern California by September 5.
Professor Vladimir Keilis-Borok said he can foresee major quakes by tracking minor tremors and historical patterns in seismic hotspots.
His team at UCLA's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics accurately predicted a 6.5 quake in central California last December as well as an
8.1 one that struck the Japanese island of Hokkaido last September.
this was a story that i got from my skynews desktop alert early this morning.
interesting the guy there predicted this, and predicts another bigger one soon
watch this space
[edit on 15/6/2004 by shauny]
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