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An Obscure Fault In Southern California Is More Dangerous Than We Thought

An Obscure Fault In Southern California Is More Dangerous Than We Thought

A little-known fault underneath the southern Californian city of Santa Barbara is capable of producing stronger shaking and more damage during an earthquake than previously thought, according to new research. Called the Ventura-Pitas Point Fault, it’s now thought to be capable of producing magnitude 8.0 earthquakes, and even tsunamis.

San Andreas Earthquakes Can Be Caused By The Moon And Sun

San Andreas Earthquakes Can Be Caused By The Moon And Sun

Since the time of Isaac Newton, scientists have wondered if the gravitational pull of the sun and moon might be strong enough to trigger earthquakes and tremors on Earth. An analysis of 81,000 low-frequency earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault now confirms these suspicions.