Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
The city of Santa Monica is planning to spend more than $100,000 within the next year on a survey that will identify potentially dangerous buildings during a major earthquake, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The city of Los Angeles is teaming up with a renowned U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismologist to help prepare for its next major earthquake, officials announced Tuesday.
The 4.1 earthquake that struck Wednesday night occurred near the Whittier fault, which has produced major quakes in the past, leading some to ask if it was a precursor to something bigger.
Researchers announced Sunday that the San Andreas fault is long overdue for an earthquake, and that when it comes it’ll likely be bigger than expected.