‘Tectonic time bomb:’ Mapping where massive California earthquakes cause the most shaking, destruction

California has suffered some destructive earthquakes in the last few decades — among them Sylmar in 1971, Whittier Narrows in 1987, Loma Prieta in 1989 and Northridge in 1994.

All those quakes caused major destruction and resulted in loss of life. But they were not true seismic catastrophes. Much bigger quakes are possible, such as an event along the scale of the 1906 San Francisco quake.

Read more here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-17/tectonic-time-bomb-maps-show-where-massive-california-earthquakes-cause-the-most-shaking-and-destruction

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