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Anza Gap: Earthquake risk elevated with detection of spontaneous tectonic tremor

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have detected spontaneous tectonic tremor - a signature of slow earthquakes deep below the earth’s surface - in the Anza Gap region of the San Jacinto Fault. Tectonic tremors are believed to increase the...

October 27, 2017

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Multi-fault ruptures can unleash stronger California earthquakes, Stanford study

A new research by Stanford scientists, based on California's deadly 1812 earthquake, demonstrates how the rupturing of multiple faults in California can trigger even more powerful quakes. It was assumed previously that infamous San Andreas Fault was the sole...

March 15, 2016