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2005-05-26 07:40:00

LOS ANGELES -- A major earthquake on a little-known fault buried under downtown Los Angeles would cause the most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history, killing thousands of people and causing up to $250 billion in damage, scientists said Wednesday. Despite the doomsday forecast, the likelihood of the Puente Hills fault generating a large temblor in the next 50 years is slim. First discovered in 1999, the fault has ruptured at least four times in the last 11,000 years, creating...