Seismologists Predict A Major Earthquake In Southern California
June 22, 2018 18:04 By Fabiosa
Although the earthquakes remain fairly unpredictable, the authorities have warned the residents of southern California about an upcoming disaster.
In recent studies and research, a group of scientists has discovered that the southern section of the San Andreas Fault is locked, loaded and ready to cause a major earthquake in California.
The San Andreas Fault has been known to slip 0.79 – 1.38 inches per year. Now, a group of researchers from the University of Hawaii revealed there is a vertical movement as well.
https://t.co/xwYenStjrz I've been imaging the San Andreas fault where it crosses Highway 25 near Pinnacles National Park for 15 years, showing the accumulating damage as the fault creeps an inch or so a year. Here is the update for 2017. There were changes. pic.twitter.com/0soLMrZ467— Garry Hayes (@geotripper) November 19, 2017
This is the first time a vertical movement has been registered. This situation causes a lot of concern among scientists. Geological records indicate that the major earthquake is long overdue in southern California.
The San Andreas Fault extends roughly 750 miles through California and forms a tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.
Geologists agree that it’s hard to overestimate its devastating potential. Watch a disaster movie San Andreas (2015) for the opinion of the filmmakers.
It is one of the most analyzed and studied seismic faults since it is located on land.
It has been recently determined that massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes is on the way.
This seismic disaster would affect southern California, including the city of Los Angeles.