Earthquakes Increasing In California Region, Scientists Say

April 13, 2010

California (ChattahBox) – Scientists are currently trying to explain the serious increase in seismic activity in the state of California.

While the area has been fairly dormant in recent years, the sudden increase in activity has alarmed scientists, who are hard pressed to explain the change.

Since the beginning of 2010 there have been 70 quakes over a 4.0 magnitude. That is 40 more than there were in the whole of 2009, and it is only April.

The sudden drastic boost in number is due to an increase in seismic waves in the region, though experts are not sure what has caused it.

So far, they believe it might just be the activity picking up after a time of lying dormant, entering a new round of quakes that will become increasingly common.

Scientists say that smaller ones will happen more frequently, but larger earthquakes are sure to be seen more regularly as well.

“We would like to be able to explain it,” Caltech seismologist Kate Hutton said. “But there’s no real correlation with any cause.”



3 Responses to “Earthquakes Increasing In California Region, Scientists Say”

  1. sipnu2012 on April 13th, 2010 3:10 pm

    2012 has begun, not the year but the phenomenon and it’ll explode into action in June 2012, reach its height on 12.21.12 and drop to zero for peace afterward in June 2013.

  2. sipnu2012 on April 13th, 2010 3:13 pm

    there is evidence of strange sesmic activity globally, just look at the world around you, unusual holes in New York City, Extremely deep quake in spain, mini quakes in ireland which is supposibly as flat and solid as can be, 12.21.12 is on the coming, but i can assure you for survivors, in June 2013 when it comes to an end, you can relax and chillax your cax, you should look forward to 2013, but prepare for a rocky ride in 2012, overall it’ll bring people closer togheter.

    “the way we handle the events of 2012 will decide which end we come out on”

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  3. Dave on July 15th, 2010 7:15 am

    Increases in earthquake activity have nothing to do with the 2012 nonsense.

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