Latest San Jacinto Fault Zone Stories
Things could get shaky as scientists will gather in San Diego next week to present their latest seismological research at the annual conference of the Seismological Society of America (SSA).
The San Jacinto Fault (SJF) Zone is a seismically active, major component of the overall southern San Andreas Fault system.
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.
New NASA airborne radar images of Southern California near the U.S.-Mexico border show Earth's surface is continuing to deform.
NASA has released the first-ever airborne radar images of the deformation in Earth's surface caused by a major earthquake.
With an average of four mini-earthquakes per day, Southern California's San Jacinto fault constantly adjusts to make it a less likely candidate for a major earthquake than its quiet neighbor to the east, the Southern San Andreas fault, according to an article in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Scientists released the first official statewide forecast of earthquake probabilities for California Monday, reporting a 99 percent probability of a strong and damaging earthquake of magnitude of 6.7 or greater occurring along one of the stateâ€™s major seismic faults within the next 30 years.
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