Latest San Andreas Fault Stories
Scientists hope findings bring them closer to earthquake forecasting.
Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture.
MIT researchers report that they have reconstructed Baja California's 2010 "Easter Earthquakes."
Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.
Mega-quakes, such as the recent massive temblor off the coast of Japan are not expected to set off other large quakes in distant regions of the world.
In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.
Learning from history, TAU invention can improve earthquake prediction today.
The terribly destructive earthquake that just hit Christchurch, New Zealand, was only a moderate 6.3 magnitude, but had certain characteristics that offer an important lesson to cities up and down the West Coast of North America that face similar risks, experts say.
A chronology of 1,000 years of earthquakes at the southern end of the San Andreas Fault nixes the idea that lake changes in the now-dry region caused past quakes.
New technologies developed by NASA and other agencies are revealing surprising insights into a major earthquake that rocked parts of the American Southwest and Mexico in April, including increased potential for more large earthquakes in Southern California.