People took to Twitter to show the shaking in America’s second-largest city:

In the end, a sparsely populated desert area wasn’t a bad place for the earthquakes (further episodes are expected) to strike. The system of faults that created them appear to be only remotely connected to the San Andreas fault, which runs through most of California’s length (near heavily populated areas) and is associated with the eventual “Big One.”

For the moment, the region can breathe a sigh of relief.

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