So Cal Earthquake Articles
My apologies for the lack of updates as of late. I’m currently in Southern California. Anyway, the San Bernardino County Sun published a few articles on earthquakes this past weekend, dealing with history, research and hazards. Quite an interesting read. Particularly interesting is the section of the San Andreas that runs from San Bernardino to the Salton Sea, the only stretch of the fault that hasn’t popped since 1690, more than 300 years ago. One scientist has called it the region that’s “10 months pregnant.” “We know the San Andreas produces earthquakes every 200 years,” Rockwell said. “It’s been a long time.” Trenches across the fault have allowed researchers to paint a pretty good picture of the five earthquakes that shook this region between 900 A.D. and the 1690 temblor, which had an estimated magnitude in the high 7s.
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