California's Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the 'Big One'

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California's Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the 'Big One'


RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said it’s time residents did their part by mapping out emergency escape routes and preparing earthquake kits with food, water, lights and other necessities.

“It is a wake-up call for the rest of the state and other parts of the nation, frankly,” Newsom said at a Saturday news conference on efforts to help a desert region jolted by back-to-back quakes.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake Thursday and a magnitude 7.1 quake Friday were centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the small desert town of Ridgecrest, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Los Angeles.

stocked up on water and rice bags, and of course ammo in case things do get nasty..
 
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LordVic

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It does seem that there is something brewing there as if the center of the where the quakes were (east of LA and even into Vegas or parts of Arizona) or fault line is going to or has the potential to split in half.
yes. There is a massive fault line that runs down the west coast of the America's (Both North and South America). WHile it passes through California its called the San Andreas Fault Line.

it's absolutely a massive fault line, that has historically had massive and very powerful earthquakes.


This fault is so massive that there is an enourmous ridge created on eihter side due to the techtonic forces. The ridge is visible from space, and you can climb around it like small mountains in many places.





So yes :p Something is "Brewing" in that area. It's called Techtonic forces rubbing two massive plates against eachother :p
 
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LordVic

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Can we blame Climate Change?
Nahhh, Climate change is not likely a large enough factor to change plate techtonics.

HOWEVER, there are a few noted smaller earthquakes further from fault lines that can be directly tied to fracking and oil extraction. that should be a massive red flag and warning to us all that maybe ****ing around with things that cause actual earthquakes is a bit too much.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4717828/british-columbia-earthquakes-fracking/
 
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