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Earthquake Advisory Issued For Southern California After Salton Sea Quake Swarm
cbs2la ^ | September 30, 2016 10:13 AM

Posted on 09/30/2016 11:13:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin

A swarm of earthquakes that rattled the Salton Sea area earlier this week has increased the probability of a major quake hitting Southern California.

The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued an earthquake advisory warning residents and officials in Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial counties that there was a greater possibility of a major earthquake through Oct. 4.

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The swarm occurred in a region known as the Brawley seismic zone, which is located near a fault network that connects the southernmost end of the San Andreas fault with the Imperial fault.

Scientists say some of the cross-faults are positioned to potentially add stress to the San Andreas fault and the San Jacinto fault system when they rupture.

According to the USGS, preliminary data indicated a roughly one percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake being triggered on the Southern San Andreas fault within the next seven days “with the likelihood decreasing over time.”

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: earthquake; earthquakeadvisory; earthquakeswarm; earthquakewarning; sanandreasfault; swarm; usgs
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1 posted on 09/30/2016 11:13:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EveningStar

Ping

Guess I better take a shower while there is still water service.


2 posted on 09/30/2016 11:13:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Guess I better take a shower while there is still water service.

Go hit the In-N-Out one last time.

3 posted on 09/30/2016 11:16:14 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP: A Slower Handbasket)
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To: BenLurkin

“According to the USGS, preliminary data indicated a roughly one percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake being triggered on the Southern San Andreas fault within the next seven days “with the likelihood decreasing over time.””

They can’t predict earthquakes but they can predict that the chances of them decreasing over time??? I thought earthquakes are the result of the increase in pressure over some time until it pops...


4 posted on 09/30/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: BenLurkin

Do the laundry too. That is what one Freeper said they would do on the eve of Y2K.

I am in Oregon but plan to get some lawn mower gas today in sympathy.


5 posted on 09/30/2016 11:21:28 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: shotgun

there are a number of faults there so it isnt just a pressure release on just one of them, potentially.


6 posted on 09/30/2016 11:26:31 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Ping


7 posted on 09/30/2016 11:29:29 AM PDT by stylecouncilor ("The future ain't what it used to be." Yogi Berra)
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To: Cold Heart

You’re not out of the woods unless you’re way far inland. The Pacific Northwest could suffer a more damaging earthquake than California.


8 posted on 09/30/2016 11:29:43 AM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: BenLurkin

If it drains in 5 minutes , RUN


9 posted on 09/30/2016 11:33:46 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: BenLurkin
This is the third set of Brawley swarms in the last 12 years. Each one adds more pressure to the southern San Andreas which is already almost 150 years past due for a 7+.

The big fear is that once the SA does let go it won't be a localized quake, but instead will 'unzip' all the way from the Salton Sea to Monterey.

10 posted on 09/30/2016 11:33:57 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes Sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it!)
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To: commish

Wind Turbines will drop like Dominoes


11 posted on 09/30/2016 11:35:40 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Cold Heart

You might be more concerned with a huge earthquake caused by a failure of the Cascadia plate, followed by a 100- foot high tsunami. Good luck!


12 posted on 09/30/2016 11:37:16 AM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: BenLurkin

bookmark


13 posted on 09/30/2016 11:38:38 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: commish
There are two bends that caused the original subduction zone to rise from the sea some five million years ago and become the slip-strike fault that it is today. It's the two bends at Landers and Fort Tejon that prevent the kind of unzipping that you fear.

There would have to be three separate zips for a complete unzipping: Salton to Landers, Landers to Fort Tejon, and Fort Tejon to Monterey. A big enough quake could unzip Salton to Landers, but it could take years, decades or even centuries for the next unzipping to Fort Tejon to take place.

14 posted on 09/30/2016 11:39:59 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: BenLurkin
Hmm. Maybe I'll walk down to the beach and see if anyone would like a sailing passenger. Surely Idaho FReepers will take pity on American refugees.

Sing along

15 posted on 09/30/2016 11:46:04 AM PDT by dorothy
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To: BenLurkin

Bush’s fault.


16 posted on 09/30/2016 11:47:22 AM PDT by MeganC (JE SUIS CHARLES MARTEL!!!)
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To: butlerweave

Salton Sea is shallow, so it’ll split open down the middle of the fault line and Cthulhu will rise out of the maw and begin wreaking havoc on the... oh, wait, that area’s pretty much a desolate wasteland already. Never mind.


17 posted on 09/30/2016 11:49:59 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Hillary Clinton is a felon. As yet unindicted, but a felon nonetheless ))))
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting.


18 posted on 09/30/2016 11:57:28 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: commish

There were several earthquake swarms further north in the Owens Valley a few years ago. (Late 1999 I believe.)

But where several fault zones cross each other, a swarm of small quakes could relieve pressure on all of them, or increase it against the final line that has not moved.


19 posted on 09/30/2016 11:59:53 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: BenLurkin

What’s the problem? If the legislature can ban cow farts, surely they can ban earthquakes.


20 posted on 09/30/2016 12:05:23 PM PDT by anoldafvet (After years of being a Clintonphobe, I've finally graduated to being a Deplorable!)
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