New California fault line: A path to better earthquake models?

Seismologists in California have discovered evidence of a new fault line that runs along the eastern edge of the inland Salton Sea, parallel to the infamous San Andreas fault (SSAF), according to research published this week.

Up until now the Salton trough fault (STF) managed to remain hidden, despite how well-surveyed and seismically active the state of California is, because it is underwater.

More research into the length of the fault will need to be conducted before the researchers can ascertain how dangerous it may be to the southern California region. READ MORE.