Salton Sea earthquake swarm is mekkin me nervous

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Salton Sea earthquake swarm is mekkin me nervous

This has been going on for days now, and it's starting to make us (geeky enough to pay attention to such things) a bit nervous.

Salton Sea Earthquake swarm as of March 27 2009

Because the Salton Sea and these quakes - over 300 in the last few days, are right up against the San Andreas fault, people that know about these things are concerned that this could be a prelude to something major.  On the other hand, some theorize that it's releasing pressure on the faults, making the chances of a quake less likely.. (click the map for the current/updated earthquake data)

 

ScienceDude.com Sez:
....This is nothing to be alarmed about; there is a very low probability of larger activity,” says Susan Hough, a seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, and author of the upcoming book, “Predicting the Unpredictable.”
We’re trying to understand how they’re interconnected and if they could lead to something like the Elmore Ranch quake. If we suddenly started having quakes in the 5.0 range to 6.0 range in the Salton Sea, we’d wonder if they’d be a precursor to something bigger.....

Read this entire article HERE - note that it is already several days old, and the earthquake swarm has not slowed-down..

 

   

   

Almost Evil
Re: Salton Sea earthquake swarm is mekkin me nervous

 Well, it is your turn to have a big one. Hopefully its pressure release...that whole...slipping to prevent shifting or something like that (my highschool sciene is failing me)

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

MyOwnGirl
Re: Salton Sea earthquake swarm is mekkin me nervous

Hopefully they're right about releasing pressure.

PrincessB
Re: Salton Sea earthquake swarm is mekkin me nervous

Could you imagine if Southern CA was hit by a large earthquake with the financial crisis we are already in? It would be worst than Katrina was in the south.

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