San Andreas Fault

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Best Fitness Hiking Trails In & Around Los Angeles

Put the gym pass away, leave that yoga mat at home and grab those hiking shoes.

CBS Los Angeles–06/05/2015

This map shows the California Borderland and its major tectonic features, as well as the locations of earthquakes greater than Magnitude 5.5. The dashed box shows the area of the new study. Large arrows show relative plate motion for the Pacific-North America fault boundary. (credit: Mark Legg)

Author: Seafloor Faults Off Southern California Coasts Could Be Bigger Threat Than San Andreas

The San Andreas fault may be the villain in Hollywood’s latest blockbuster disaster movie, but geologists say offshore faults pose a bigger threat to California, according to a new study.

06/03/2015

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Separating Earthquake Fact From Fiction In ‘San Andreas’

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. […]

05/26/2015

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The Science Behind Earthquakes: What Causes Them?

Trying to predict an earthquake’s arrival may not yet be possible, but learning about what causes them and remaining ever vigilant for the next one is vital.

10/09/2014

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Best Historical Spots In Los Angeles

Visit the following spots to learn about Los Angeles’ past and help keep its history alive.

06/18/2014

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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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‘Imagine America Without Los Angeles’: Expert Warns Southern California Isn’t Ready For Major Quake

A leading earthquake expert has issued a dire warning to Californians about the expected impact of a major disruption to the San Andreas fault line.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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A Long And Storied Drive To Clear Your Head: San Andreas Fault

Taking a journey along the San Andreas Fault may be just what you need to clear your head.

12/09/2013

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Study Finds Major Earthquakes Along San Andreas Fault Could Be Felt Statewide

A new study by geophysicists indicates that there is a greater chance of a mega earthquake along the entire length of the San Andreas Fault.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/10/2013

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Millions To Participate In ‘Great California ShakeOut’

Millions of Californians are expected to participate in an annual earthquake preparedness drill on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/17/2012

Desert Adventures Red Jeep

Family Field Trips with Desert Adventures

Have you ever really explored the desert? I am not talking about exploring the pool at a swanky Palm Springs resort or navigating the porta-potty line at the Coachella Music Festival, I mean getting to […]

CBS Los Angeles–02/24/2012

Could Man Be At Fault For The Next Big Quake?

Researchers at the Scripps Institution For Oceanography warn that man’s interference with the Colorado River could set the stage for a major earthquake along the San Andres Fault.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2011

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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