Big One Imminent, Science Proclaims

Robert E. Wallace—USGSYes, our worst fears are confirmed—Earth’s innate instability continues Click here to learn about third-party website links. According to the journal Nature Click here to learn about third-party website links, the lower portion of the San Andreas Fault Click here to learn about third-party website links (the Southern California strip) hasn’t produced a real good, pressure releasin’ quake for centuries. The buildup of strain along the fault, therefore, can mean only one thing. Oops, I mean this worst fear Click here to learn about third-party website links.

The report in Nature discusses the threat to Southern California Click here to learn about third-party website links in particular. About 24 million people live down there, and while they are not all on the fault lines, a big quake would affect freeways, infrastructure, ports and the like. Because the area is so dry, what happens if water systems Click here to learn about third-party website links are compromised? Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge, 1989—USGS24 million is a lot of thirsty people.

After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, a magnitude 6.7, Southern California rebuilt itself with legendary speed (long version here Click here to learn about third-party website links). It’s the model for disaster recovery on a societal scale. But as you’d expect, the basis for this skill is contained in all the warnings about being prepared. The more you do now Click here to learn about third-party website links, the easier it is to recover after the fact. Word up.

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