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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 5 months ago

Is the San Andreas fault in California about to rupture?

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  • 5 months ago
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    It moves multiple times a day. That is NOT a bad thing.

    What is bad is when the small movements don't occur, then there's a big one.town

    Living in "shakey town" we don't count earthquakes unless they're a 6 or more.

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  • 5 months ago

    It is thought to be overdue for a major rupture. Since it represents a tectonic plate boundary, it can produce some very powerful earthquakes and lead to some rather extreme displacement. The fact that it's a plate boundary is also why it's so long that it ruptures in sections instead of all at once. It is the world's longest transform boundary located on a continent. It produces a quake of M6 or greater roughly every 50 years on average.

  • 5 months ago

    Not in the next week.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Yes ......any time in the next 250,000 years.

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