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U.S. Geological Survey to Make A $2 Million Study of the San Andreas Fault Line

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To try to learn more about the southern San Andreas Fault including a segment that has not ruptured in more than three centuries, scientists plan to use $2 million in federal “seed money”. The fault slices 800-mile through California. One of the most monitored quake sites in the world, it is best known for producing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires -leading to the death of about 700 people.

But, since scientists know little about the southern end of the fault, the U.S. Geological Survey planned to use $2 million in funding proposed in President Bush’s budget. Along with other hazards in Southern California such as tsunamis, landslides and wildfires, the funding is to study the southern San Andreas.

Via: Environmental News Network