The small size of the three stepovers that link four main parts of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon fault system make them unlikely to be able to stop an quake spreading throughout the whole system.
A study released Tuesday by the U.S Geological Survey warns that a 7.4-magnitude quake could strike along the San Andreas Fault - which could impact about 20 million Los Angeles and San Diego residents.
The connections - or stepovers - between the main parts of the faults are less than 2Km wide. Studies have shown that the stepovers in the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon fault was measured to be two kilometers more or less.
Should a rupture, or a slip on a fault that creates enough seismic energy, occur "end-to-end" on the offshore segment of the NIRC fault zone, a 7.3 magnitude event could follow, and a 7.4 quake could result if a northern onshore section is affected.
A report published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research by scientists from UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography stated: "the fault poses a significant hazard to coastal Southern California".
The massive fault system, which was previously considered as two separate faults, runs from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach, Orange County, and finally moves on the shore to the Los Angeles Basin.
Even a high magnitude-5 to a low magnitude-6 quake "can still have a major impact on those regions, which are some of the most densely populated in California", she said.
Cowboys to release Romo Thursday
If they're still not convinced that Lynch is ready, giving him another year or two to sit behind Romo and get there makes sense. Otherwise, Romo's exit comes pretty much as had been expected, given the respectful relationship between Jones and Romo.
The researchers processed data from previous seismic surveys and supplemented it with high-resolution bathymetric data gathered offshore by Scripps researchers between 2006 and 2009 and seismic surveys conducted aboard former Scripps research vessels New Horizon and Melville in 2013.
After drawing up a map of what was underneath, researchers found proof of what they'd suspected for years; the gap between the two systems was only 1 1/4 miles apart from each other, not 3 miles, as reported in the past.
The analysis revealed that eruption of the offshore segment of the system can produce an estimated 7.3-magnitude natural disaster.
The coast of Southern California and Tijuana, Mexico are highly vulnerable to the fault, the report indicated.
Though most of the fault is offshore, it's never more than 4 miles from the coastline.
The 47 mile-long Newport-Inglewood fault begins in Culver City and extends southeast to the Newport Beach area, where it heads offshore.
And, evidence of earlier quakes of an unknown size reveal the onshore portions have experienced between three and five ruptures in the last 11,000 years.
That being said, based on the film's success, I assume Fox will want director James Mangold hard at work on an X-23 movie ASAP. Overall, there is a depressing and disturbing vibe that permeates throughout all of the action.
But without the suspended Michail Antonio, Slaven Bilic knows his side will have to play the ideal game to prevent a defeat. Chelsea have faced West Ham twice this season, and the Blues had to battle it out on both occasions to pip West Ham .
Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a 6-1, 6-2 beatdown of Marin Cilic on Friday night. But he seems to be on top of his game this week, having not lost a set. "Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem .
Eman was reportedly born with elephantiasis - a parasitic infection which causes extreme swelling in a person's limbs and arms. Abd El Aty was transported on a mini-truck to the airport, where she was flown on a chartered plane to India.
That's barely unchanged from 2016 production and marks a significant change in the company's strategy. Already a high margin project, profitability will especially increase for Exxon if oil prices rise.
PSG midfielders Adrien Rabiot, Angel Di Maria and Thiago Motta are in the squad having recovered from their respective injuries. The only time PSG knocked Barcelona out in the Champions League was in 1994/95 quarter-finals (3-2 on aggregate).
Similar clashes and police crackdowns were also reported elsewhere in the USA , including Virginia and Pennsylvania. In several cities, Trump supporters were met by anti-Trump demonstrators, resulting in violent clashes and arrests.
Commerce Department will recommend that the ZTE be removed from the Entity List, said the ZTE in its Tuesday statement . It is the largest criminal fine for the Justice Department in an export control or sanctions case.
Although an official date and venue have yet to be announced, the UFC is hoping to have the fight take place in the latter half of 2017.
Google machine learning gains Kaggle and more
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Hyperloop One Finally Has a Real Life Test Track
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Facebook 360 Debuts On Samsung Gear VR
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Iranian vessels 'harass' US Navy ship: Pentagon
On Saturday, a number of smaller boats approached the USA ship, closing to within 600 yards, Davis said. The Saturday incident was also more worrying as it involved the elite Revolutionary Guard unit.