Earthquakes can appear near a fault without having occurred on that fault. To associate an earthquake with a fault requires viewing both of them in three-dimensions.
A moderate earthquake occurred at 6:15:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 2, 2009.
The magnitude 5.2 event occurred 11 km (7 miles) S of Keeler, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 0 km (0.0 miles).
The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history. The quake struck on March 26, 1872 and its epicenter was near Lone Pine, California in Owens Valley. The true size of this earthquake is not known, but historical evidence detailing the damage it caused in settlements and landforms near the epicenter, and the geographic extent to which noticeable movement was felt, leads researchers to estimate a Richter magnitude of 7.6 to 8 or greater — similar in size to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The quake resulted from sudden vertical (15-20 feet) and right-lateral (35-40 feet) movement on the Lone Pine Fault and part of the Owens Valley Fault. These faults are part of a twin system of normal faults that run along the base of two parallel mountain ranges; the Sierra Nevada on the west and Inyo Mountains on the east flank of Owens Valley.
Researchers later estimated that similar earthquakes occur on the Lone Pine fault every 3,000-4,000 years. However, the Lone Pine fault is only one of many faults on two parallel systems of faults mentioned above.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Look and be educated...
Is that 180 or..............
Originally posted by Elliot
reply to post by gusan
But, if and I mean if the prediction of a brown star passing on its eliptical orbit sept / oct 2009 is true, it was always expected to increase gravitational pull 'from external sources' ie moon, brown star etc and we have seen a massive increase in the amount of earthquakes and strength of these quakes.
The Moon effect was regular and inevitable but 'brown star'?