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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Major earthquake: San Andreas fault ‘ready to go,’ expert warns

Watch How an 8.0 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault Would Rock LA - Curbed LA
Earlier this week, an expert from the Southern California Earthquake Center spoke at a conference in Long Beach and called the southern San Andreas fault "locked, loaded and ready to go" for a major 'quake. He said that people should be preparing for something around a magnitude 8.0—that's larger than the devastating San Francisco earthquake back in 1906, the LA Times notes, and that one caused about 3,000 deaths from both the shaking and the fires that followed (which LA's former earthquake czar Lucy Jones has said we should be worried about).
San Andreas Fault is ready for deadly earthquake according to experts | Daily Mail Online
Californians are being told to brace for 'the big one' - a massive earthquake that typically occurs every 400 to 600 years and could leave thousands dead or homeless.
An earthquake scientist has added to claims the dreaded event is overdue, warning the San Andreas fault is 'locked, loaded and ready to roll'.
The fault is the longest in California and one of the state's most dangerous. 
San Andreas fault ‘ready to go,’ expert warns of major earthquake - NY Daily News
“The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it's locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said during his keynote speech, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The last major earthquake along the fault line in the area occurred in 1857. The Fort Tejon Earthquake left a surface rupture about 225 miles long — but only two people died in the region, which was then sparsely populated.
M8 Simulation on the San Andreas Fault - YouTube

Earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens | Earth | EarthSky
The U.S. Geological Survey reported on May 5, 2016, on the large number of small earthquakes occurring beneath Mount St. Helens, the most seismically active volcano in the Washington and Oregon Cascades, in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This volcano is known for having erupted violently on May 18, 1980. It erupted again – less violently – in 2004-2008. Since March 14 of this year, scientists have been observing small-magnitude earthquakes at the volcano, but scientists do not believe another eruption is imminent. USGS said:
Over the last 8 weeks, there have been over 130 earthquakes formally located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and many more earthquakes too small to be located. The earthquakes have low magnitudes of 0.5 or less; the largest a magnitude 1.3. Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March, reaching nearly 40 located earthquakes per week. These earthquakes are too small to be felt at the surface.

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