Scientists disagree whether earthquakes occur in clusters and if California is next

By Victoria Schlesinger

An aerial view of the San Andreas fault. Photo courtesy of USGS.

California’s San Andreas fault is already overdue for a slip, and the triumvirate of consequential earthquakes along the Pacific Plate this year has some speculating the Golden State could be next. The recent earthquakes in Japan, Chile, and Christchurch, New Zealand all occurred along the Pacific Plate, which also falls beneath the West Coast and San Francisco in particular. [Read more - California Watch]

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