Scientists from the United States and Mexico have issued a serious warning on the dangers of a destructive mega earthquake hitting California in the near future.
Geologists of Mexico and UC Davis (USA) expanded on a USGS study that suggest tremors may produce a “domino effect” in the San Andreas fault network in California, which could lead to Armageddon for anybody living in California.
A research from 2008 showed that a strong magnitude 8.0 quake in California was likely to happen. The probability of the disaster to occur in the last 30 years has increased from 4.7% to 7%.
Leading scientist at the USGS, Ned Field, said that the studies proved the presence of systemic manifestations in multiple faults in the earth’s crust, where tremors may lead to ruptures in several fault zones at once.
USGS geophysicist Morgan Page added that multi-faults could lead to a catastrophic earthquake. The scientist exemplified his point of view with El Mayor Cucapah magnitude 7.2 quake in 2010 that affected other faults networks.
Recent studies indicate that earthquakes in fault networks may cause a chain reaction, and large magnitude tremors may thus spread throughout California like a “domino effect,” provoking one catastrophic event after another in other systems at large distances. The well-known San Andreas Fault is especially dangerous at this point. An earthquake in the area of the fault may cause “Armageddon” for the entire region.