May 5, 2016

San Andreas Fault under extreme pressure - Scientists warn for a major Earthquake to occur soon!

Scientists are now warning of over 100 years of back pressure building along the 800 miles of the San Andreas Fault Zone in California.

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas Fault is ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll,’ a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.


The last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles and it has been quiet since then, too quiet, said Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Other sections of the San Andreas Fault also are far overdue for a big quake. Further southeast of the Cajon Pass, such as in San Bernardino County, the fault has not moved substantially since an earthquake in 1812, and further southeast toward the Salton Sea, it has been relatively quiet since about 1680 to 1690.

Scientists are calling for a very large Earthquake to occur soon. If this Fault lets go it will be one of the biggest natural disaster ever possibly triggering other Faults.

In the video below BPEarthWatch informs us about the current situation. The animation simulates what would happen if a M7.8 earthquake struck along the southern section of the San Andreas Fault.

 

Many Faults cut across California’s coastal region. What might an earthquake look like along the Hayward Fault?

California Academy of Sciences made a computer simulation depicts one scenario. (Video below).

 

2 comments:

  1. I have lived in California for 16 years and have felt many quakes when I first came to orange county CA in 1985 I felt a strong one in October 1987 and didn't know it was a quake for years felt many of them.now it is time to warn people in southern California and San Francisco area they should leave California while they can now to have time to get out before it's too late because southern California will be completely destroyed and nothing will be left it is believed it will drop into the ocean and los Angeles will on bottom of ocean floor with millions killed I don't want want to see that happen to anyone out there And visitors who visit out there including Disneyland area are not safe it should be warned to visitors about this to br more cautious and careful if they plan to visit out there should be given quake leaflets to help them understand the consequences of their own safety bit I would start evacuating people out before it strikes while there is time left to do it time is running out for calidornia

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  2. I also think the danger is very real I left California in time so much as to avoid the danger looming i hate to see this happening but everyone has been warned and most don't heed the warnings let's all hope warning will reach the residents in time

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