posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 01:19 AM
I'm definitely not too knowledgeable about the subject. I would like to point out, though, that when you compare the activity in the last 5 years to
the recent activity in all active regions, you'll notice that California's recent activity appears to be pretty well consistent with what you would
expect in relation to it's past activity.
In other words, it seems that California's San Andreas Fault simply isn't nearly as active as other fault lines, such as those in Indonesia, Japan,
or South America. I could, however, be completely wrong in my analysis.
On a side note, I remember watching the Discovery Channel or so about when the next "big one" hits Los Angeles. They were talking about how
unprepared LA is and how there is no real evacuation plans for such an event. I believe they said that the last massive earthquake California had was
in the early 1900s. It was a while ago that I saw this so I could be off, but a good warning to heed, considering how National Geographic warned about
the vulnerability and potential destruction of New Orleans less than a year before Katrina.