Scientists believe a fault line running along the Los Angeles coast could trigger an absolutely massive earthquake one day...
But, what else is new?!
A new study says the Palos Verdes fault zone -- which runs for 70 miles along the L.A. and Orange counties -- could potentially trigger a 7.8 magnitude quake.
By contrast, the deadly 1994 San Francisco earthquake was only 6.7 magnitude.
In fact, a 7.8 magnitude quake would be 45 times stronger!!!
“Historically, this fault has been seen as a segmented fault — lots of little pieces,” John H. Shaw, one of the authors of the new study, as well as a professor of structural and economic geology at Harvard University said. “This seemed like a structure that wasn’t going to rupture in one big earthquake.”
Click HERE to read the full research article in GeoScienceWorld.