California Bracing For Killer Quake After 1,200 Tremors Detected

  • Scientists believe that Los Angeles and other parts of California could be hit by a major earthquake soon, according to a new study.
  • Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) studied the Newport-Inglewood fault, which is near the LA suburbs of Long Beach and Seal Beach. The fault extends 47 miles from Culver City to Newport Beach, before turning into the Pacific Ocean.
  • The team detected over 1,200 tremors or micro-earthquakes in the region over the past eight months. The researchers detected the small quakes using three dense nodal seismic data arrays that were placed in both locations. Hoping to filter out noise, the team successfully collected the data between 9 pm and 5 am local time.
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