A Second Fault Line Running Parallel To San Andreas Was Just Found

Submitted by: trimble 10 months ago in Science
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An excerpt from Science Alert:

Just days after a cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes shook the Salton Sea area of Southern California, scientists have found evidence of a second fault line that runs parallel to the massive San Andreas Fault - one of the state’s most dangerous fault lines.

The new fault appears to run right through the 56-km-long Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert, to the west of the San Andreas Fault. Now that we know it’s there, seismologists will be forced to reassess earthquake risk models for the greater Los Angeles area.

"This previously unidentified fault represents a new hazard to the region and holds significant implications for fault models ... and, consequently, models of ground-motion prediction and southern San Andreas Fault rupture scenarios," the team from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports.

There are 4 comments:
Female 21
I've known of the possibility of California plopping off of the continent, but...woa!
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Male 200
Time to listen to Ænema again!
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Female 3,890
comtrails!!
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Male 39,659
I thought there were hundreds of parallel fault lines all along the entire Western Seaboard up past Vancouver CA. I guess a new one is news... Oh by the way? Earthquakes are caused by AGW... the science is settled!
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