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originally posted by: ressiv
??????? wat does it mean?????
Was just reading that myself and was going to post......
What it basically means is that the Newport-Inglewood is far older than previously thought and much much deeper. This is significant because Helium 3 is not common on Earth - it is incredibly rare, unless you get down to the mantle. As the Newport-Inglewood fault lies on an old subduction zone, it shows there is still a connection there to the mantle (whether direct or indirect they don't seem to know). If it is a direct link, that could be potentially much more dangerous. In general, it means this fault could produce significantly larger quakes than previously believed.
A scene from the movie San Andreas in which the fault triggers a devastating earthquake in LA, the largest in recorded history
Magnitude Mw 5.0
Region ICELAND REGION
Date time 2015-07-01 02:25:42.2 UTC
Location 63.82 N ; 23.22 W
Depth 10 km
Distances 74 km SW of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 02:25:42.2 2015-07-01
38 km SW of Keflavík, Iceland / pop: 7,930 / local time: 02:25:42.2 2015-07-01