San Andreas Fault

‘San Andreas’ a Seismic Hit With Earthquake-Prone California Regions

Curiosity–perhaps stemming from fear–helped earthquake disaster film San Andreas make a killing at the box office, scoring it a seismic $52.3 million on opening weekend. Nineteen of the 20 top-grossing movie theaters were located in California’s Bay Area and the greater Los Angeles region, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those two areas are the most earthquake-prone in the country.

San Andreas

Little Known Fault Poses Major Threat Near Bay Area

Late Sunday night, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocked Los Angeles to sleep. While the San Andreas and Hayward faults grab headlines when the media talk of the “big one,” a lesser-known fault line named the Concord is flying under the radar. Geologists, however, have been keeping a watchful eye on the 11-mile-long fissure that is equally, if not more, capable of producing a devastating and catastrophic earthquake.

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