seismology

Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move

Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move

This past US summer, southern California experienced a significant earthquake swarm. Analysis of the event suggests earthquakes unravel in a more complicated manner than is typically appreciated. What’s more, this event has perturbed a major, previously idle fault nearby”and scientists aren’t entirely sure about the potential consequences.