So in Earth Science the past few weeks...
We’ve been reading and studying earthquakes… And let me just tell you something…. It is some scary ass shit.. I live in California, and by the looks of it.. “The Big One” isn’t going to be so small… It’s going to be huge..
I’m scared, because California is on the most active fault lines in the world.. :(
I mean don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fun just to go through the shaking part, but I don’t like the thought of how much damage it can do to us.
“We've been baffled as to why the southern San Andreas hasn't gone. It's been compared to a woman who is 15 months pregnant.”—
Debi Kilb, seismologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, and co-author of a new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, that says ruptures along the San Andreas Fault may be tied to fluctuations of the Salton Sea and Colorado River. Diversions and dams engineered along the Colorado River may have upset a natural cycle of flooding that perhaps triggered several of the fault’s quakes.
And without the periodic release of energy and pressure those flood-related quakes triggered, the pressure currently stored in the fault could generate a monstrous magnitude 7.5 or larger earthquake.