Study Shows Increasing Risk Of California Quakes

January 25, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – A new study done at the University of California suggests that a major earthquake may be overdue for the state.

According to the research, there have been a number of earthquakes spaced out over the last 700 years, all centered around the San Andreas area. Four of the seven that have occurred have been major quakes, estimated to have been up to 7.9 on the Richter scale. The amount of time between these earthquakes has been between 83 and 217 years.

While this does not prove a major earthquake is inevitable, it still has scientists worried.

“There’s not any way I can look at the data and be comforted by it,”Lisa Grant Ludwig, the head investigator on the project admitted.


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