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San Andreas Fault Could Slip Anytime – Trigger Massive Quake

The 340-mile, southern section of the San Andreas fault could slip at anytime, triggering a massive, magnitude 8.1 quake, researchers announced Sunday. A report in the August issue of Geology by researchers at UC Irvine and Arizona State University suggest the fault is long overdue for a major quake — running from Monterey County to […]

Southern California Overdue for Major Earthquake – Report

A landmark study of historic seismic activity shows that Southern California is long overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The study, produced after several years of field studies found that earthquakes along the San Andreas fault have occurred far more often than previously believed. Read Full Story

Under The Worlds Greatest Cities, Deadly Plates

Megacities are something new on the planet. Earthquakes are something very old. The two are a lethal combination, as seen in the recent tragedy in Port-au-Prince, where more than 200,000 people perished a catastrophe that scientists say is certain to be repeated somewhere, and probably soon, with death tolls that once again stagger the mind. […]

New Madrid Fault – America’s Haiti Waiting To Happen?

One of the strongest series of earthquakes ever to hit the United States happened not in Alaska or along California’s San Andreas fault, but in southeast Missouri along the Mississippi River. In 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid fault zone that zig zags through five states shook so violently that it shifted furniture in Washington, […]

Sun, Moon Responsible for Earthquakes?

Tremors that start deep underground are caused by water being controlled by the sun and moon, a new study by UC Berkeley seismologists has found. According to ScienceDaily, the study could pave the way for better understanding of earthquakes. The seismologists studied part of California’s 800-mile San Andreas Fault, which has been responsible for some […]

Most Dangerous US Earthquake Hot Spots Beyond California

The biggest earthquakes in the country are not in California. A much greater hazard, at least in terms of sheer magnitude, exists to the north of the San Andreas Fault where the ocean crust is being forced beneath the North American continent. Known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, this 680-mile long stretch of colliding land […]

San Andreas Quake Swarms Watched By Scientists

In Southern California, scientists have their eye on a swarm of quakes in the desert. More than 450 quakes have hit near the Salton Sea since March 21. The southern end of the San Andreas Fault hasn’t snapped in more than 300 years. But scientists worry small quakes could act as a trigger for the […]

Salton Sea Is Swarming With Earthquake Data

It’s one of the great mysteries of Southern California seismology: Every couple of years, the remote desert area around the Salton Sea is shaken by swarms of small to moderate earthquakes that often last several days. The swarms returned this week, with the area recording more than 200 temblors since Saturday — including several that […]