BREAKING: Massive Earthquake Warning Just Issued For California…

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BREAKING Massive Earthquake Warning Just Issued For California
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A new study has discovered missing links between earthquake faults that show how a magnitude 7.4 earthquake could rupture in the same temblor underneath Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

If an earthquake of that size hit California, it would be 30 times more powerful than the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that caused the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, which killed 120 people.

However, there is still hope that there won’t be an earthquake of that size soon. To get to a 7.4, the earthquake would not only have to again rupture the Newport-Inglewood fault in Los Angeles and Orange counties, but it would also have to jolt the adjacent Rose Canyon fault system, which runs all the way through downtown San Diego and hasn’t ruptured since roughly 1650.

A new study has discovered missing links between earthquake faults that show how a magnitude 7.4 earthquake could rupture in the same temblor underneath Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

If an earthquake of that size hit California, it would be 30 times more powerful than the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that caused the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, which killed 120 people.

However, there is still hope that there won’t be an earthquake of that size soon. To get to a 7.4, the earthquake would not only have to again rupture the Newport-Inglewood fault in Los Angeles and Orange counties, but it would also have to jolt the adjacent Rose Canyon fault system, which runs all the way through downtown San Diego and hasn’t ruptured since roughly 1650.

Orange County is sandwiched between the Newport-Inglewood and Whittier faults, Hauksson said, and the problem of the fault being located along the shoreline is that it can have a soft, water-saturated soil — the same soft soil as the city of Los Angeles.

“So you would see a lot of liquefaction in the coastal areas, which means there will be a lot of damage to all kinds of coastal structures or piers,” Hauksson said.

In such a quake, hard-hit areas might need to reach out as far as the Inland Empire and Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for help.

However, there is one possible bright spot for the beaches. The chance of a major earthquake in our lifetime on the Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault is less than a temblor on the southern San Andreas fault, which runs further inland through mountains, valleys and desert.

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Source: thefederalistpapers.org

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