To add to the already apprehension of the people living around the San Andreas fault, a new study found that a powerful earthquake is capable of producing prolonged periods of strong shakings in the greater Los Angeles region! This predicted quake is to occur on the southern San Andreas Fault. The devastating quake hasn’t ruptured in over three centuries.
This study needs a serious consideration as it offers one of the most detailed analyses yet. Can you imagine the consequences of a treble of magnitude-7.7 that may strike along a 125-mile stretch of the fault lying between San Bernardino and Imperial counties!
And if the fault unzips from south to north, the Los Angeles basin will experience some of the strongest ground shaking, computer simulations show.
Via: Live Science