United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

SeattlePI.com Thursday, 17 October 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move.

Research published Thursday in the journal Science says the earthquake sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock Fault, which runs 185 miles (300 kilometers) from the San Andreas Fault to Death Valley.

The fault has been relatively quiet for 500 years but now has begun to creep.

The quakes began July 4 near Ridgecrest, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.

A magnitude 6.4 foreshock was followed by a 7.1 mainshock and 100,000-plus aftershocks.

The study was conducted by geophysicists from California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: KTLA - Published < > Embed
News video: Ridgecrest Quakes Caused Major Fault Line to Move for First Time, Study Shows

Ridgecrest Quakes Caused Major Fault Line to Move for First Time, Study Shows 01:49

A recent study found new seismic activity on a major fault line that runs north of Los Angeles County for the first time in modern history, but experts say the implications are still unclear.

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Ridgecrest Quakes Linked To New Movement Along California Fault Capable Of 8.0 Temblor [Video]Ridgecrest Quakes Linked To New Movement Along California Fault Capable Of 8.0 Temblor

When the Ridgecrest earthquakes rocked Southern California this past summer, scientists said a fault capable of producing an 8.0-magnitude quake began sliding.

Credit: CBS2 LA     Duration: 02:34Published

Dangerous SoCal Fault Begins Movement for First Time in Recorded History [Video]Dangerous SoCal Fault Begins Movement for First Time in Recorded History

The Garlock Fault, a major fault in Southern California, has started moving for the first time on record and, Rachel Kim reports, what it's capable of is pretty frightening. (10-17-19)

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 01:54Published


Tweets about this

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.