Latest Puente Hills Fault Stories
Assumptions that the San Andreas Fault would automatically prevent an earthquake from affecting both northern and southern California at the same time may not necessarily be true.
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.
New NASA research confirms that northern metropolitan Los Angeles is being squeezed at a rate of 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) a year, straining an area between two earthquake faults that serve as geologic bookends north and south of the affected region.
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