Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:49 PM EDT
During the build up to today's Solar Magnetic Filament Eruption on the surface of the Sun, there may have been an influence felt here on Earth yesterday due to the location of a prominent coronal hole. Remember the eruption is the last stage of a solar event and NOT the start.
California earthquake: Hundreds of aftershocks, more expectedlatimesblogs.latimes.com: The magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Riverside County on Monday has produced hundreds of aftershocks, and experts said that trend should continue for several days.
There have been about 250 aftershocks Tuesday, and there were more than 200 on Monday. All were small and probably not felt by residents in the Anza area.
“I think in a week or so they should be back to normal but that’s still fairly high for that area,” said Kate Hutton, a seismologist at Caltech.
Monday morning's quake, centered near Anza, caused no major damage, but it was felt over what seismologists said was an unusually large area.