Extreme Pressure Building Along California's San Andreas Fault

New research in Nature indicates that conditions are right for a 100-mile stretch of California's San Andreas Fault to release pressure that has been building.

A new survey of fault movement along the southern stretch of the San Andreas reveals an unprecedented view of its potential to tear open an area populated by such cities as Palm Springs, San Bernardino and Riverside.

"At present time the fault is strained to what it has never experienced before," says Fialko, who reports the result of his research in today's issue of Nature.

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