Saturday, August 25, 2007

Quakes in LA

Whoa! Time to move?

Los Angeles Enjoying 1,000 Year Seismic Lull

The article says the past 1000 years (yes, thousand) have been pretty quiet, and the Northridge quake of 1994, "the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history at the time, was 'a drop in the bucket' compared to the massive jolts that would strike the basin during a period of high seismic activity."

"By contrast, the Mojave Desert is in a seismically active period. Seismic activity alternates between the two regions, the study suggests."

This is a lull?!? I really don't want to see active. The lead author, James Dolan, says that data indicates that we're not coming out of the lull any time soon. And yet, why am I not relieved?

1 comments:

WhatWorksForMom said...

Wow, there's a thought!