California, United States – In a recent study to be published in the September 1st issue of Geology the University of California – Irvine reveals that the next major earthquake might be due at the San Andreas fault line. They found that there are major earthquakes every 45 to 144 years and the last big one was in 1857, that is more than a century ago.
Lisa Grant Ludwig recently said that “If you’re waiting for somebody to tell you when we’re close to the next San Andreas earthquake, just look at the data,”. She is the principal investigator on the study so she knows what she’s talking about.
As an associate professor of public health she hopes the study will be a “wake up call to Californians” that might of grown complacent about where they live. They live right on the fault line.
She also hopes people are prepared when it comes to emergency supplies, bug out bags, water and other much needed emergency supplies in case a big earthquake disaster might strike California or surrounding areas.
Ludwig also confirmed that data and belief that major earthquakes only happens every 250 – 400 years at that specific area was wrong, inaccurate, they are in fact much more frequent.
Ludwig said: “People should not stick their heads in the ground. There are storm clouds gathered on the horizon. Does that mean it’s definitely going to rain? No, but when you have that many clouds, you think, ‘I’m going to take my umbrella with me today.’ That’s what this research does: It gives us a chance to prepare.”