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Southern California due major earthquake

Large buildup of strain in the San Andreas fault places region at risk.

The San Andreas fault could produce another major jolt soon. Credit: © Punchstock


  1. FialkoY., et al. Nature, 441. 968 - 971 (2006).

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Witze, A. Southern California due major earthquake. Nature (2006).

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