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By Reuters and Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake.
They claim that if a major tremor hits the area, it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly.
The discovery was made after studying the Newport-Inglewood fault, which has long been believed to be one of Southern California’s danger zones.
The fault runs under densely populated areas, from the Westside of Los Angeles to the Orange County coast.
originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
If this isn't over hyped, there should be plans to move everyone out. Screw that I guess. The liberals will sacrifice many of their own and get that relief money for some new infrastructure.
Eventually, the Juan de Fuca will be pushed underneath the North America plate, causing the region to sink at least six feet.
originally posted by: SBMcG
S & F
I'm following this issue more and more these days...
I live in the Puget Sound region which is every bit as vulnerable and overdue for the Big One as is SoCal.
My gut tells me that sooner rather than later here on the West Coast we're going to find out just how plate tectonics really works.