NEXT BIG ONE: Los Angeles, Iran and Istanbul are NOW at risk of DEADLY earthquakes

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Paul Martin

A DEVASTATING spate of earthquakes around the globe in 2016 has left scientists predicting a huge tremor is on its way.

By SEAN MARTIN
Express.co.uk
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Seismologists are concerned tension is building beneath the surface as the movement of the tectonic plates has seemingly upped a notch this year.

South east Asia, South America, and most recently Europe in the form of a devastating earthquake in Italy which claimed the lives of at least 267 people, are all feeling the affects.

However, there are fears that an even bigger one could be building, which could potentially wipe out entire cities.

Here are three locations touted as hosting the next huge earthquake.

Los Angeles, USA

The south-western US city sits right on top of the deadly San Andreas fault and is no stranger to tremors.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena have warned a series of mini-tremors beneath the surface of the City of Angels have caused pressure to build-up.

In 2014, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the town of La Habra in southern California and the experts from NASA say that there is still some left over strain from that, which will almost definitely hit before April 2018.

JPL geophysicist Dr Andrea Donnellan said: “When the La Habra earthquake happened, it was relieving some of that stress, and it actually shook some of the upper sediments in the LA basin and moved those a little bit more.

“There’s enough energy stored to produce about a magnitude 6.1 to 6.3 earthquake.”

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