The news predicting a major earthquake in Southern California was old news for me. I have known about the blockage in the fault at what is known as the "Big Bend" since I was a child. When it slips, and it will, the Pacific tectonic plate will shift 30 feet northward and 24 million people will experience one hell of a shaking.
Earthquakes, to me, are as common as snowfalls in Buffalo. This map is too large and detailed to reproduce on Blogger. It marks with a red dot each of the 140,000 Southern California earthquakes recorded in a 15 year period (1978-1992). That's right, about
The Big One will be about 1000 times more powerful than the Northridge quake. It will make Katrina look like a Mardi Gras parade. As for the worst that Bin Laden can do ... pffft.
tags: california, earthquakes