Hundreds of shallow earthquakes; More faults discovered during recent study along California’s coast

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Mathew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Hundreds of shallow earthquakes detected along California coast during 8-month study
  • California is experiencing a record number of earthquakes. In Long Beach and Seal Beach areas, seismologists recorded a thousand tiny tremors over eight months. The majority were shallow quakes reaching depths less than two kilometers below the surface.
  • This past earthquake was six to 10 kilometers deep — far greater than the shallow ones seen today. However, constant shallow earthquakes could build up and create possibilities for an earthquake that reaches the surface. The regulatory zone surrounding the surface of active faults, called the Alquist-Priolo zone, span a minimum of 50 feet.
  • “The surprising aspect is the relative number of shallow events,” says Yan Yang, a Caltech researcher…
  • The study also identified new faults between the Los Alamitos Fault and the Newport-Inglewood Fault and north of the Garden Grove Fault. None of the small shallow earthquakes detected in the study were the result of oil and gas activity

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