Idyllwild fire burned seven homes in the mountains west of Palm Springs, Calif., late Monday and early Tuesday as the fire more than doubled in size. The Idyllwild fire was mostly moving away from small communities and toward the desert, but officials said a shift in wind could easily sweep it back toward homes.
A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the Baja earthquake in April acted in unexpected ways. It also could set off another major quake in three to 30 years.
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Baja California and the American Southwest is continuing to displace the ground, according to NASA radar images.
California quake was centered 28 miles south of Palm Springs and was related to the powerful Easter Day quake, but was not an aftershock.
California earthquake: NASA radar images show that the powerful quake that struck Baja California in April moved Calexico, a city on the US-Mexico border, some 31 inches to the south.