Geologists said about the possibility of an extremely violent earthquake
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Geologists said about the possibility of an extremely violent earthquake in the United States.
Scientists said that the Ventura fault, which is located near the town of Santa Barbara in California, can cause powerful earthquakes of magnitude eight and above. New research has shown that the rift has a stepped structure and is located closer to the surface than previously thought. Until the 1980s, researchers assumed that the Ventura fault is not active. Now, researchers conducted a computer simulation and found that it can be a source of powerful aftershocks.
Through modeling, the scientists determined that the fault has a stepped structure is located at a depth of 21 kilometers. See also: Scientists said about the critical decline of oxygen levels in the oceans Part of the fault is located under the Santa Barbara and Goleta, and the part under the Pacific ocean . This leads to the fact that it can cause a powerful earthquake and tsunami.