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Earthquake California The Big One
John Vidale of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said California's fears are legitimate. A "big one" quake of a magnitude-8.0 near the San Andreas Fault would break several hundred miles along the faultline. Even more crippling, would be a smaller magnitude-7.0 placed in the heart of Los Angeles, he said.
The Big One at San Andreas Fault: A Huge Earthquake Will Hit California—It's Just a Matter of When
The 'Big One' is a hypothetical earthquake of magnitude ~8 or greater that is expected to happen along the SAF. Such a quake will produce devastation to human civilization within about 50-100 miles of the SAF quake zone, especially in urban areas like Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A magnitude-8 earthquake striking the southern San Andreas fault would cause massive shaking across a wide range of Southern California between Monterey County.
Part of a long line of homeless earthquake victims as they wait for food rations at a relief tent set up after a series of devastating quakes, Long Beach, California, March 13, 1933. The powerful quakes began March 11 and killed 115 people and did $75,000,000 in damage.
The last big one California occupies a central place in the history of seismology. The April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake (magnitude 7.8) was pivotal to both earthquake hazard awareness and the development of earthquake science—including the fundamental insight that earthquakes arise from faults that abruptly rupture and slip.
After Mexico Quake, California Urges Residents to Prepare for 'The Big One' by James Rainey / Sep.21.2017 / 9:11 AM ET Volunteers pick up the rubble from a building that collapsed during an earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, on Sept. 19, 2017.
California's 'Big One' IS going to happen no matter how much people deny it, warns earthquake expert. Top seismologist encouraged people to accept catastrophe is imminent
What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One? A major earthquake will cause plenty of destruction along the West Coast, but it won’t look like it does in the movies
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