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Ex-LA Science Teacher Shares Theory On When Big Earthquakes Occur

A former Los Angeles science teacher has a theory on when big earthquakes are more likely to occur.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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7.5 Temblor On Puente Hills Thrust Fault Would Be ‘The Quake From Hell’

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.

03/30/2014

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Report: Santa Monica To Spend $100K To Identify Unsafe Buildings During Major Quake

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/13/2014

Dr. Lucy Jones has been a seismologist with the USGS and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983.  (Photo credit: CBS)

USGS Quake Expert To Help Prep LA For ‘The Big One’

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2014

(source: Caltech)

Wednesday’s Quake Raises Questions About Possible Bigger Ones To Come

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.

06/14/2012

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Experts Say ‘The Big One’ Will Be Even 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2010

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