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Lake-effect Theory Sinks, but Quake Timing Questions Go On

February 10, 2011

Ray Weldon A chronology of 1,000 years of earthquakes at the southern end of the San Andreas Fault nixes the idea that lake changes in the now-dry region caused past quakes. However, researchers say, the timeline pulled from sediment in three, deep trenches confirms that this portion of the fault is long past the expected time for a major tremblor that would strongly shake the Los Angeles Basin. Full Story

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