United States Geological Survey

QUAKES RATTLE REGION

By Miriam Raftery

June 6, 2021 (San Diego) – More than three dozen earthquakes struck Imperial County yesterday before 12 noon, centered near Calipatria and the Salton Sea. The strongest tremor measured 5.3 on the Richter scale, with a depth of 5.8 kilometers.

The temblors were felt across Southern California including the San Diego region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website’s shake map.

WATER SHORTAGE RAISES CONCERNS OVER WATER-HOGGING USES INCLUDING FRACKING AND MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 3, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The Governor’s order imposing mandatory water cuts of 25% statewide amid this fourth year of drought has prompted media reports asking why water-hogging uses are still being allowed.  With wells running dry, farmers’ fields lay fallow and ordinary Californians are being asked to conserve water, should many millions of gallons of water use be allowed for fracking by oil industries, major energy and development projects?