Earthquakes: Facts, Fiction, And TV Fantasy

NBC movie depicts California falling into the ocean after a 10.5 earthquake. The U.S. Geological Service separates fact from fiction contained in this Hollywood fantasy.

Are quakes measuring 10.5 possible? Can an earthquake cause the ground to open up as shown in the NBC movie? Will it cause California to fall into the ocean? Can we predict or stop earthquakes?

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Separating quake fact from fiction


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