A study conducted by experts of Geological service of the United States of America and the scientists of the University of California at Davis, showed that earthquakes can pose a very serious danger to California in connection with the geological features of this region.
California is one of the world’s most famous geological faults — the San Andreas fault. However, in this area there are a lot of other faults, and scientists suggest that in the future they can cause very destructive effects of earthquakes.
The probability that in the foreseeable future in the region may occur earthquake of magnitude of 8.0 estimated by 7 percent. The situation is compounded by the fact that the tremors can lead to rupture of multiple faults. As the scientists remind, in 2010 in the state was an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 points in 2010, which spread to other system faults.
Researchers fear that one day a strong earthquake may lead to “chain reaction” in which shocks can encompass the entire region, which could lead to “Armageddon” on its territory, reports yoki.ru.
Recently in California there was an earthquake of magnitude 4.8. Data about destructions and victims aren’t present. Hearth tremors lies at a depth of 300 meters, and the epicenter was about 200 kilometers from Los Angeles. About two weeks ago, another earthquake was recorded in Oklahoma.