Saturday, April 05, 2008

How quakes here may stir temblors in California

Peninsula Daily News news sources

Over the past 3,000 years, almost every major earthquake on California's San Andreas fault was closely linked in time with an earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone, an offshore fault off the Olympic Peninsula, new research shows.Generally, the Cascadia quakes preceded the California quakes by 25 to 45 years."It's either an amazing coincidence, or one fault triggered the other," said Chris Goldfinger, associate professor of marine geology and geophysics at Oregon State University.

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