San Andreas fault is building up with pressure which could soon be the cause of a major earthquake. According to experts, these warnings must be taken seriously.
The southern portion of the San Andreas fault near San Diego and Los Angeles has a major earthquake every 100 years or so, but this particular portion hasn’t experienced a major quake since 1857, which was a magnitude 7.9.
According to Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center: “The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight.”
And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go.”
If it’s anything like the earthquake of 1857 (and it could easily be worse), the effects will be felt all over California.
The last time it happened, soil was liquefied as far north as Stockton, well over 300 miles away. It’s estimated that a quake of this magnitude would kill 1,800 people and do $200 billion in damages, despite modern building standards.
In terms of damages and casualties, that would put it in the same category as Hurricane Katrina.