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Southern California’s New Earthquake Fault

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Geography Education, Geography News, Natural Disasters | 0 comments

Southern California has a newly-identified earthquake fault! Early in 2017, seismic scientists identified a fault that is capable of being the center of a 7.4 magnitude quake. The effected area would be Los Angeles-San Diego megametropolis, which is home to at least 20 million people presently. To add to the quake anxiety of denizens of SoCal, the San Andreas fault is long overdue for a pressure-relieving quake as well. The San Andreas lies northeast of Los Angeles and if both faults experienced quakes at the same time the outcome could be very serious – disastrous even — for the nation’s second-largest city.

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