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'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 17, 2019 04:43PM
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Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 17, 2019 04:53PM
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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 17, 2019 04:58PM
No paywall here, toss your cookies.


' A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study released in the journal Science on Thursday.

In the modern historical record, the 160-mile-long Garlock fault on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert has never been observed to produce either a strong earthquake or even to creep.

But new satellite radar images now show that the fault has started to move, causing a bulging of land that can be viewed from space.

“This is surprising, because we’ve never seen the Garlock fault do anything. Here, all of a sudden, it changed its behavior,” said the lead author of the study, Zachary Ross, assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech. “We don’t know what it means.”

The creeping illustrates how the Ridgecrest quakes — the largest in Southern California in two decades — have destabilized this remote desert region of California between the state’s greatest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and its lowest point, Death Valley.

It’s also punctures a persistent myth that circulates in California and beyond — that quakes like the Ridgecrest temblors are somehow a good thing that makes future quakes less likely. In fact, earthquakes make future earthquakes more likely. Most of the time, the follow-up quakes are smaller. But occasionally, they’re bigger.

Not only has the Garlock fault begun to creep in one section, but there’s also been a substantial swarm of small earthquakes in another section of the fault, and two additional clusters of earthquakes elsewhere — one south of Owens Lake and the other in the Panamint Valley just west of Death Valley.

Whether the destabilization will result in a major quake soon cannot be predicted. In September, the U.S. Geological Survey said the most likely scenario is that the Ridgecrest quakes probably won’t trigger a larger earthquake. Nevertheless, the USGS said that the July quakes have raised the chances of an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 or more on the nearby Garlock, Owens Valley, Blackwater and Panamint Valley faults over the next year.

A large quake on the Garlock fault has the potential to send strong shaking to the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, Ventura, Oxnard, Bakersfield and Kern County, one of the nation’s most productive regions for agriculture and oil. '



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
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Date: October 17, 2019 04:59PM
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btfc
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Care to summarize, for those of us who refuse to subscribe and get through the paywall?

L.A. Times provides five free views each month.

P.S. The Reader function provided by most browsers will circumvent the paywall.



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 17, 2019 05:30PM
Shake it up!

Hoping this is just stress relief.
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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: hal
Date: October 17, 2019 05:58PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
The Reader function provided by most browsers ...

I only find this function in FF - how does one do this in Safari and Chrome?



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 17, 2019 06:14PM
Currently, Chrome does not have a reader function. It is in Chrome Canary but that is a raw, experimental version of Chrome that is still very buggy.



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: DP
Date: October 17, 2019 06:53PM
Wasn't it 30 years ago today that the SF quake happened during the World Series?







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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: October 17, 2019 07:43PM
It was, indeed, DP:

[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 17, 2019 08:01PM
Since the 7.1 Ridgecrest quake on July 6, that area has been experiencing nearly 100 earthquakes (all magnitudes) a day.
[earthquake.usgs.gov]



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: DP
Date: October 17, 2019 08:08PM
As I've written before, lots of room (and water!) for you all here in Michigan!







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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
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Date: October 17, 2019 08:54PM
I use Reader View all the time, and it worked this time for another article from the LAT, but a bunch of pics got stripped out.



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I use Reader View all the time, and it worked this time for another article from the LAT, but a bunch of pics got stripped out.





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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 17, 2019 11:33PM
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As I've written before, lots of room (and water!) for you all here in Michigan!

Its the months and months of *frozen* water I dont want tho. And the giant mosquitos. And the humidity.



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Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 18, 2019 07:25AM
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DP
As I've written before, lots of room (and water!) for you all here in Michigan!

Its the months and months of *frozen* water I dont want tho. And the giant mosquitos. And the humidity.


WOW! Talk about being picky . . .



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: JoeH
Date: October 18, 2019 08:06AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
The Reader function provided by most browsers ...

I only find this function in FF - how does one do this in Safari and Chrome?

For Safari, if Reader view is available for a site there will be an icon at the left side of the URL entry that looks like four horizontal lines. If you hover your mouse pointer over it it will say "Show Reader View" instead of the URL. This is for Safari 12.1.2.
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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 18, 2019 04:38PM
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DP
As I've written before, lots of room (and water!) for you all here in Michigan!

Its the months and months of *frozen* water I dont want tho. And the giant mosquitos. And the humidity.


WOW! Talk about being picky . . .

It won't be long now before we don't have ice to worry about. wink smiley



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Re: 'Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor'
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 18, 2019 11:43PM
......the fault.....in our stars....???



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