Earthquake in California?
according to that web link, is it true that there's going to have quakes in CA? or that web is just bul.lsh.it?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The San Andreas Fault is a 'slip strike' fault, meaning that one edge is moving sideways against the other edge. This builds up stress and every so many years the stress builds up enough to cause an earthquake, which relieves the stress and the cycle begins again.
I have lived here a long time and for decades we've been hearing that the next big earthquake is overdue. I remember hearing this in the early 1970s. So we could have one any time. It could be today, or it could be another 30 years. People in the Bay Area even have a name for it--they call it 'The Big One'. 8^) From what we know, it should be about as big as the one in 1906.
Nobody can predict when an earthquake is going to happen. Seismologists have been studying the signs to see if they might be able to predict it by a day or two, that could save a lot of lives if people just stayed home that day. Animals seem to be able to tell when an earthquake is going to happen, and there are all kinds of theories about how they do this. But so far nobody has figured out how to predict large earthquakes.
- 1 decade ago
The website actually says on the bottom that it is not able to truly predict an earthquake. They are just given you probabilities based on past experience.