The Big One
Researchers also determined that quake faults can stop moving for thousands of years. However, at some point, the pent-up energy stored in rocks will release in a series of sizable earthquakes.
Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.
Millions of Californians are expected to participate in an annual earthquake preparedness drill on Thursday.
Researchers have discovered some faults near the Salton Sea that they believe could trigger “The Big One”.
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.