‘Japan’s quake: Why California is next’

oh boy……..

“There was a horrifically destructive Pacific earthquake in New Zealand on Feb. 22, and an even more violent magnitude-8.8 event in Chile almost exactly a year before. All three phenomena involved more or less the same family of circum-Pacific fault lines and plate boundaries…. Now there have been catastrophic events at three corners of the Pacific Plate — one in the Northwest, on Friday; one in the Southwest, last month; one in the Southeast, last year.”

read it here:

http://theweek.com/article/index/213125/japans-quake-why-california-is-next

ring of fire map from USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

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