Wednesday, June 21, 2006

dormant Southern Section

Current issue of Nature highlights new earthquake research that confirms that the Southern end of the San Andreas fault near LA is well overdue for a major quake
that would result in tens of thousands killed and tens of billions in damages .
It would be big - 7.6 or greater ...
20 years of data suggested the fault could rupture anytime.
The research revealed the 100 mile dormant section in Southern California
from San Bernadino to near the Mexican border is particularly ripe to go
- and hasn't in 3 centuries , since the big one in 1690.

Overall, the pattern set out by the devastating Christmas '04 Asian quake ,
quakes in Japan and on the West Coast holds that there is def more to come ...