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Old 04-01-2009, 10:45 PM
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Thing is, there are hundreds of small earthquakes in all parts of California all the time. All may have a chance of affecting the stress on the San Andreas depending on location and types of faults (i.e. where they build or distribute stress underground). The only thing really significant about this series of quakes are their proximate location -- but then again, such quakes in the area could actuallly relieve stress on the San Andreas, if they're the right kind in the right direction.

Same with the volcano, which could also potentially reduce fault stresses, either by releasing energy in the quakes which accompany an eruption, or the magma displacement itself releasing pressure.

Agreed, everyone in CA should be prepared all the time for a quake. A smaller quake on a fault right under LA could do more damage than a larger quake on the San Andreas which was 100s of miles away. It all depends on where you're standing at the time... beyond that, a quake is a quake.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:34 AM
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Oh jeez, they said the big one would happen HUNDREDS of times, did it happen yet? I dont think so! But if it does im glad i moved to Washington State where ill be safe for the most part.
Sorry if something here has gone over my head - But isn't the Pacific Northwest seismically active as well?
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:39 AM
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Omaga where in Oz are you?
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Omaga where in Oz are you?
I live in a suburb called Penrith, about 45 kilometres west of Sydney.
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