Is the San Andreas fault in California about to rupture?
- Jim MoorLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
It moves multiple times a day. That is NOT a bad thing.
What is bad is when the small movements don't occur, then there's a big one.town
Living in "shakey town" we don't count earthquakes unless they're a 6 or more.Source(s): https://earthquake.usgs.gov/
- Atarah DerekLv 76 months ago
It is thought to be overdue for a major rupture. Since it represents a tectonic plate boundary, it can produce some very powerful earthquakes and lead to some rather extreme displacement. The fact that it's a plate boundary is also why it's so long that it ruptures in sections instead of all at once. It is the world's longest transform boundary located on a continent. It produces a quake of M6 or greater roughly every 50 years on average.
- Diane ALv 76 months ago
Not in the next week.
- KaleyKLv 76 months ago
Yes ......any time in the next 250,000 years.