The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on SHTF Plan
Many experts are now warning that the San Andreas fault in California is now ripe for a major earthquake. Not only that, but should it occur, another earthquake could strike the Bay Area resulting in damages that may be impossible to financially correct.
Although a major earthquake around 100 miles away from Los Angeles may not seem like a big deal, experts warn against taking a lackadaisical stance. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake is far from ordinary and there’s plenty of geological evidence of past occurrences in Southern California. New evidence foreshadows grave consequences for a hugely populated region that’s already on high alert for the next “Big One.” A study published earlier this year concluded that the land on either side of the San Andreas fault has been pushing against the other at a rate of more than 1 inch per year since 1857, and the tensions between the platespost was originally published on this site