San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault Threatens SoCal, Coachella Valley

The San Andreas Fault threatens to cause tremendous physical damage to Southern California when “the big one” strikes, experts say, with the site of the infamous Coachella Music & Arts Festival being hit hardest of all.

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‘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.

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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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