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Is it true California is overdue for another GIANT earthquake?

Is it true California is overdue for another GIANT earthquake?

saundersasdfghjkl

yup, unfortunately. here’s a good article https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/climate/california-san-andreas-fault-earthquake.html


PvtSherlockObvious

"Overdue" has no meaning in this context. It's not like tectonic shifts occur on a set schedule. One could conceivably happen today, or it might never happen.


budlejari

Overdue is a useless statement. Earth movements work on geologic time - which is in the order of hundreds of thousands to *millions* of years. Yes, there will likely be a big quake *at some point* but soon is relative. 10 million years is *soon* in geologic time but in human terms, it might as well be never.


MysteryNeighbor

There’s a shitload of vaults in Cali so eventually, yeah. But I don’t think it would happen in our lifetimes.