Salton Sea Earthquake

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The main topic of this article is the possibility of larger earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. These earthquakes would stem from small scale earthquakes in the Salton Sea near southern California. There is reason to believe that the Salton Sea area could be having more of an impact on how the San Andreas Fault reacts over time. This newly found fault, named the Salton Trough Fault, is next to the San Andreas Fault and could be causing it to become more and more unstable as time goes by. The proximity and parallelism of these two faults, according to Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2016), “could impact current seismic hazard models in the earthquake-prone region that includes the greater Los Angeles area” (para. 1). Scientists
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