New Faults Found Off California Coast

Scientists discovered two hidden faults off the California coast capabale of magnitude - 7.6 earthquakes.

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October 3, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Scientist discovered two hidden faults off the coast of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange counties, capabale of magnitude - 7.6 earthquakes."Though there's potential for catastrophe, the chances are slim. In the worst-case scenarios detailed in their study, the researchers said the biggest quakes occur once every 2,100 years on one of the faults - the Thirtymile Bank fault - and every 8,800 years on the other - the Oceanside fault. "

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Sunday, October 1, 2000 in Orange County Register


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