Experts from the U.S. geological survey warned the authorities of California that the San Andreas fault (a transform fault with a length of 1300 km, located between the Pacific and North American plates) continues to grow, and seismic activity around the region continues to grow, reports islam-today.
Seismologists and geologists believe that over the next 30 years in California may occur the most devastating earthquake ever occurred in the United States. In accordance with the first simulation results, the power of earthquakes can reach from 7.5 to 8.5 on the Richter scale.
Tremors, according to experts, can cause serious vibrations of the soil in the territory of tens square kilometers. While the immediate threat, given the number of probable sources of the catastrophe, an earthquake represents the future for tens of thousands of residents of the American state. Seismologists think that the effects of earthquake — damage and casualties — may be more severe than after the 2 most powerful seismic disasters in the history of California in 1906 and 1989. The force of the earthquake was 7.7 and 7.1 points.
The number of victims of the latest earthquake with consideration of victims amounted to not less than 4,5 thousand people, and the damage caused to the infrastructure of the area around the Bay and in San Francisco, amounted to $7 billion.