Fears of 'the big one' rise as researchers find a SECOND fault line that runs parallel to San Andreas in Southern California



Researchers have revealed a newly discovered fault line running parallel to the San Andreas fault in Southern California.
The new Salton Trough Fault, which runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault, could impact current seismic hazard models in the earthquake-prone region that includes the greater Los Angeles area, seismologists say.
The newly identified strike-slip fault within the Salton Sea, just west of the San Andreas Fault, is in an area where a swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes hit last week, raising concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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