USGS Warn Californians of the Inevitatable ‘Big One’. They Once Again Fail To Mention ‘The REALLY Big One’
The Daily Sheeple
May 13th, 2014
A report on Fox News this morning talks about ‘The Big One’ the quake that experts know will one day hit California. From Fox:
Jones is heading up a new effort by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti to prepare the city for what experts say is unavoidable: a massive quake similar or worse to the one that hit the city in 1994.
The magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake claimed 57 lives and left $20 billion worth of damage in its wake, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Jones warned the next one will likely have a similar impact.
She estimated the death toll from a quake with a magnitude 7.5 or higher could approach 2,000. That is a figure echoed by California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
“There’s a better than 50-50 chance that we’ll have a catastrophic earthquake in California that will kill thousands of people and be enormously fiscally devastating,” said Brown in January, when he unveiled his proposal for $1.49 million in funding for a fault mapping project.
He specifically told Los Angeles residents to be cautious.
A study conducted by the Los Angeles Times in 2013 found the city houses more than 1,000 concrete buildings at risk of collapse from a major earthquake because they lack steel reinforcement.
Once gain there is no mention of ‘The Really Big One’ The earthquake that will devastate and make a quake triggered by the San Andreas FaultCalifornia feel like minor shaking. The Puente Hills Fault has recently been considered as more dangerous to downtown LA than the San Andreas Fault. Both have the ability to cause destruction, but not on a scale where the entire state, or even a good portion of it would suffer damage.