Earthquake in California’s Silicon Valley could cause aftershocks across the globe

September 28, 2012CALIFORNIA - The San Andreas, Calaveras, and Hayward fault lines -which run underneath Silicon Valley – could set off tremors and aftershocks globally, according to a new study. Researchers at UC Berkeley and the U.S. Geological Survey found that fault lines of the “strike-slip” type, where plates of land slide past each other, were more likely to set off the worldwide aftershocks.  As an example, the researchers found the 8.6 earthquake in Indonesia this April set off 16 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.5 or greater within days. Not only could these “strike slip” faults like the San Andreas, Calaveras, and Hayward faults set off worldwide aftershocks, but the researchers indicate the faults could also be set off if another earthquake’s tremors struck when the fault was ready to rupture. However, the study indicates a quake powerful enough to do that only happens once every 50 years or so. –KLIV
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6 Responses to Earthquake in California’s Silicon Valley could cause aftershocks across the globe

  1. Merlyn Votaw says:

    Read the bible about the increase of earthquakes.Also read how earthquakes and how the have increased on the EARTHQUAKE web site

  2. Korheg says:

    The last sentence says: “A quake powerful enough to do that only happens once every 50 years or so.”

    Things have changed, we’re now averaging 1 per year.

    Crunch time.

  3. TexasRedNeck says:

    It’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of time until it does. California won’t be the only place either.

  4. Well, at last the mainstream geologists are going public with the idea that activity on one fault can have serious affects on others, even at a considerable distance! Logic and reason alone suggest the truth of this, but like good scientists they had to wait until they had gathered enough evidence to back up the theory. Now maybe more people will understand just how you can have planetary quakes as predicted in Revelation.

    • Irene C says:

      I agree. But I guess they had to make sure they had enough evidence to be credible. And they had to get enough other scientists to agree so they wouldn’t be laughed at. This is something we’ve discussed here for some time. It’s just sad that so many people still won’t listen and won’t be prepared when it all goes.

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