Paleoseismology Changes the San Andreas Game

An analysis of rocks drilled from deep beneath the central portion of the San Andreas fault seem to indicate a potential for larger quakes than previously thought.

IMAGE: The San Andreas Fault, on the Carrizo Plain, about 100 miles from Los Angeles. CREDIT: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A new study in the journal Geology presents an analysis of rocks drilled from a section of the San Andreas fault here…

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Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Journalist on the Weekly Space Hangout.