The southern California earthquake swarm on August 26 and 27, 2012 originated in the Salton Trough, on the San Andreas Fault.
The 1906 earthquake which devastated San Francisco, on California’s Pacific coast, killed an unknown number of people (estimated to be in the thousands) and was one of the largest recorded on the North American continent. Located on the notorious San Andreas Fault, a major seismic zone at a boundary between two of the earth’s tectonic […]
Accurate earthquake prediction, which could save many thousands of lives and minimize earthquake damage, has so far eluded seismologists. One attempt at predicting an earthquake took place during the latter part of the twentieth century in the town of Parkfield in California. Based upon a known series of earthquakes, the experiment attempted to predict a […]