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TOPIC: Southern California Earthquake Warning

Southern California Earthquake Warning 06 Oct 2016 16:36 #10458

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It comes as a surprise to me that there is a “previously undetected fault” along the Salton Sea. in California. It seems that with the technology we have today, and how we are always told that the “Big One” is coming, that we’d have discovered this fault already. A researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey and the lead author of the study said that it was difficult to find because it appears to be underwater. They say that this may be the reason why the San Andreas Fault hadn’t had a major event in more than 300 years although “…research suggests a magnitude 7 temblor should hit every 200 years”. I found this article interesting, especially since Southern California was issued a weeklong earthquake warning. I know that even though the earthquake warning is over, many are still anxious and still scared of what might come. I know that many people suddenly began to stock up once the earthquake warning was issued. I’ve always heard people tell me to remember to stock up on these supplies, but once you live in Los Angeles for a while (at least for me), I think you forget. It’s scary to think what would happen if the “Big One” finally did hit, and what that would mean, and how many people would actually be well-prepared for such a disaster.
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Southern California Earthquake Warning 09 Oct 2016 11:26 #10485

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Hello Erica, I was also told that the "Big One" would be coming pretty soon, due to those small earthquakes around the fault line. It does seem scary to think that it would be a disastrous earthquake if it hit the city of Los Angeles and the aftermath of it. I agree with you that many people do forget to be prepared when you live in Los Angeles, and when people hear that it might come, that is when they start taking it seriously. I think people should be prepared at anytime, because we do not know when this "Big One" will really hit.
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