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Waiting for `The Big One' to Shake San Francisco: QuickTake Q&A - Bloomberg
But the truth is that an earthquake could happen along any of several faults in or near the Bay area, including the San Andreas and West Napa faults. The so-called American Canyon quake, magnitude 6.0, that struck Napa in August 2014 surprised seismic ...
The San Andreas' sister faults in Northern California - temblor
However, in Northern California, there is almost no seismicity on the San Andreas. Instead, the majority of the earthquakes occur on faults that are parallel to and east of the San Andreas. These faults are part of the greater San Andreas system, and ...
Catching Glimpses of Centuries-Old Earthquakes - Eos
In a new study, Scharer et al. shed light on 11 ground-rupturing earthquakes that have occurred along a section of the San Andreas Fault throughout history, using paleoseismic data from as far back as 400 CE. As it's used here, “paleoseismic” refers to ...
Big Sur landslide highlights earthquake vulnerability of magnificent California coast - temblor
Even though this part of Northern California is not very seismically active, the San Gregorio Fault runs straight through Big Sur. The San Gregorio Fault, is a large right-lateral strike-slip fault which runs nearly parallel to the San Andreas, until ...and more »