The Big One: New Evidence Shows Massive Earthquake Coming to California

“It’s pretty much impossible to say when the next one will happen,” Sam Howell, a doctoral candidate in geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the lead author of the report, funded by the National Science Foundation, stated.The report found that the movement of land around the fault is subtle, but significant, detailing that large portions of the Los Angeles Basin, Orange County, San Diego County and the Bakersfield areas are sinking two to three millimeters a year, while Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, and a large portion of San Bernardino County, are rising at a similar rate, the Los Angeles Times said.

“Once there is a major event, all of that energy gets released,” said Howell.

This will cause some areas around the fault to be rapidly shifted to the same level, and will cause catastrophic damage.

Full article: The Big One: New Evidence Shows Massive Earthquake Coming to California (Sputnik News)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s