Study: Next major earthquake might hit California soon

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.”

66 thoughts on “Study: Next major earthquake might hit California soon

  1. Major quakes in the Bonin Islands, Andreanof and Aleutian islands, and Vanuatu region within the last few days. There are also a huge number of aftershocks from these quakes ranging from high 4 magnitude quakes and low 5 magnitude quakes. That is a lot of activity withing the ring of fire. A LOT! It appears to be only a matter of time till a major quake strikes California. The Big One is overdue. I don’t think its the next quake but it will be soon. Maybe within the next year or two.

  2. This is a reply to the last comment. I do agree that they deserve such destruction as does the whole earth but in my opinion i would have to say that North Korea is the most disgustingly evil and screwed up country in the world with people in there government that are just crazy. Besides this you were right in guessing Iraq(or was it Iran that just had this 6.3, or was it a 6.5 or 6.7? I don’t know because different sources say different magnitudes) And the most recent Major quake was a 7.4 in the Bonin Islands, within the Japan region. This quake had a very large frequency of aftershocks ranging from 4.7 to 5.4 up until 8:28 U.S central time. This was i believe just a day after the the Mideast quake. I will say that i believe that the next major quake will be in or near Japan. Maybe near or in Honshu, Japan. My second guess is off the Alaskan SW coast. These are just guesses of course.

  3. south iran will be destroyed by the big one and it will be felt in UAE RAS AL KHEMA, QATAR AND ABUDHABI.
    ALSO THE COAST OF YEMAN .
    CENTRAL AFGANESTAN AND SOUTH EAST CHINA IN THE HOT ZONE .
    TAIWAN WILL BE NOT SPARED ALSO IN 90 DAYS.
    SOUTH GREECE ISLANDS.
    SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL
    ALBERTA- CANADA

  4. Hi again
    now these are the hot spots in the next 60 days please take notes .this year will show more flooding and volcanos…
    Regarding the earthquackes we will see it happen in
    1- SWIZERLAND AND BORDER OF EAST FRANCE AROUND 5 TO 6 RECH
    2- SOUTH EAST RUSSIA AROUND 6 RECH
    3- TAJIKISTAN, MAJOR 7
    4- XINJANG CHINA MAJOR 6 TO 7.
    5- YEMEN IN TAIZ CITY MAJOR 7.
    6- DAKAR CAPITAL OF SENEGAL- MAJOR 7
    7- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS- MAJOR 7 RECH
    8- USA- LONGVIEW SOUTH TACOMA CITY AROUND 5 RECH.
    9- FIJI ISLAND AGAIN MAJOR- 7 RECH
    10- NEWZELAND AUCKLAND NORTH EAST ISLANDS MAJOR 7
    11-NEW CALEDONIA ISLANDS ,LOYALTY ISLANDS MAJOR DESTRUCTION ALONG THE COAST 8 RECH
    12- JAVA, AND SOUTH EAST SOMATRA MAJOR 7
    13- SICUAN-CHINA 6 RECH
    14- BABAR INDONESIA- AROUND 6 RECH
    15- JAPAN FUKUOKA ISLANDS AROUND 6 RECH
    16-SOUTH IRAN MAJOR DESTRUCTION 7. RECH
    17-KASHMIRE REGION – 7 RECH
    18- NORTH PAKISTAN 6 RECH
    19- PANAM AREA 6 RECHT
    20 ITALY MELANO AREA 6 RECHT.
    THESE ARE IN 60 DAYS FORCAST .AFTER THAT IT WILL BE UNRELEVANT,
    THE VOLCANOS ACTIVITIES WILL BE IN INDONESIA, AND EUROPE.

    dr saad ramzi ismail
    alberta- okotoks, canada

  5. OGANDA AFRICA IT WILL BE HIT BY 6 REICHTER IN 2 WEEKS TIME.
    SOUTH AND EAST PAKISTAN 7 RICHTER IN 3 WEEK
    SOUTH IRAN AND SOUTH EAST AROUND 7 RICHTER IN 3 WEEKS.
    YEMEN AND JEBOTI AFRICA AROUND 6 RICHTER IN 3 WEEKS TIME
    SOUTH JAPAN 2 WEEKS TIME
    SOUTH EAST AND NORTH WEST CHINA IN 2 WEEKS AROUND 7 RICHETER.
    EAST TURKEY 7 RICHTER
    SOUTH GREECE 5 RICHJTER 2 WEEKS.
    SOUTH PHILLIPINES ISLANDS
    SOMATRA NORTH WEST INDONESIA.
    MORE FLOODING FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS. AND 3 VOLCANOS ACTIVITIES IN 4 WEEKS TIME
    january 12 2011
    DR SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL- ALBERTA- CANADA

  6. my calculations indicate that the next earthquakes will hit sowth west Iceland island. south Playmouth-UK, central Peru major and chili bolivia border major. Panama canal major.
    saad ramzi ismail-canada

    january 19 2010

  7. my calculations indicate that the next earthquakes will hit sowth west Iceland island. south Playmouth-UK, central Peru major and chili bolivia border major. Panama canal major.
    saad ramzi ismail-canada

    janu 19 2011

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  9. MAJOR EARTHQUACK WILL HIT poland IN 3 WEEKS TIME, CZECH REPUBLIC, ICELAND, AND WEST INDONESIA. MAJOR ONE ALSO WILL HIT MEXICO COAST AND CHILLI NORTH WEST COAST.
    FIJI AND NEWZELAND AROUND 6 RICHTERS.
    SOUTH IRAN ALL THE WAY TO BAHRAIN QATAR AND UAE WILL BE UNDER MAJOR EARTHQUACK AROUND 7 RICHTERS.

    DR SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL
    JANUARY 30 2010.

  10. iceland is on the hot spot , north california and nort west costal shore in about 2 months time. feji , okland, taiwan, marshal islands, venunu islands british islands in south east asia.
    Tongo major.
    south japan. central china major in 2 months.
    north west and south pakistan, south iran and south east iran.
    .all those are earthquack hot zone in the next 2 months.

    DR SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL – CANADA

  11. WHY USA HELPING IRAN IN DIECTLEY BY GIVEN IRAQ ON SILVER PLATER TO THE IRANIANS????THE SHIIA IN IRAQ AND IRAN ARE KILLING SUNNI IRAQI DESTROYING AND STEALING EVERYTHING THOSE ARE THUGS KILELRS 99% OF THEM WITH EVIL CULT AND THEY WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THE DESTROY EVERYTHING WE MUST STOP THEM NOW., DR AYAD ALAWI WON THE ELLECTION WE VOTED FOR HIM WHY HE IS KICKED OUT AND T, NORI AL HALEKI TOOK OVER , IS THIS IS THE DEMOCRACY? LOOK AT THE KILLER MOQTADA AL QATHER AS SOON AS HE CAME FROM IRAN HE GAVE WEAPONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HIS KILLERS AND AFTER HE LEFT TO IRAN MANY SUUNI SHOT DEAD AND DESTRUCTION WAS ALL OVER HE IS A KILLER READ WHAT CNN SAID ABOUT HIM AND BBC.=(( The radical Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, left the country for Iran on Saturday, an aide has told the BBC.

    He only returned to Iraq on 5 January after nearly four years of self-imposed exile in the Iranian city of Qom.

    During his two-week visit, Moqtada Sadr addressed a rally attended by thousands of supporters in Najaf and held talks with political and religious leaders.

    The move sparked conjecture about his intentions ahead of the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq later this year.

    The situation in Iraq has changed since February 2007, when he fled to Iran after a warrant was issued for his arrest and his Mehdi Army militia was blamed for the abduction and torture of thousands of Sunnis.

    Based in the holy city of Qom, he is said to have devoted his time to theological studies in the hope of eventually becoming an ayatollah.

    In August 2008, he ordered a halt to armed operations by his Mehdi Army militia, after Iraqi government and US forces launched major offensives against it in Basra and its Baghdad stronghold of Sadr City.))
    DOWN WITH IRAN , DOWN WITH THE IRAQI SHIIA DOWN WITH THOSE TERRORISTS. IRAN MUST BE DEALT WITH SWIFTLEY.

  12. please help us the shiia in iraq and the iraqi government backed by iranians thugs and killers are stealing and killing the christeans rapeing them and blaming the alqaeyda… USA helped iraq and gave iraq on silver platter to iran they are evil , the ellected pm NORI AL HALEKI is not ellected he lost the ellection we voted for dr ayad alawi but those thugs took over and usa is silent they stole our democratic ellection and gave it again to shiia thugs we must revolt. when we do they kill us where is the iraqi rights to revolt and demonstrate , non……why this usa hipocracy.. we must united to destroy evil…and the evil now is iran and the shiia in iraq backed by al qodos army , jeesh al makhazi aramy moqtada al 1qather al mahdi armi al hakeem army and the terrorists hizboallah which many usa mistaken them with al qayeda they do the killing , along with albader and al da3wa party…those all are evil radicals killing the sunni and christeans….also the evil kurds up north killing any body who demonstrate why help us we are the chirsteans of iraq.

    layla abro from iraq…..

  13. WHY IRAN KILLING DEMONOSTRATORS , THOSE ARE PEACFUL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOICE THERE RIGHT TO CIVIC DEMONSTRATIONS , WHY THEN KILLED BY SHIIA THUGS OF IRAN EXACTLEY AS THEY DO IN IRAQ, THOSE EVIL SHIIA IN IRAN AND IRAQ ARE HIPOCRITS THEY HELPED USA TO INVADE IRAQ KILLING THE CHRISTEANS AND SUNNI AND DESTROYING THE COUNTRY….AND THEN THEY CRY WHEN SUNNI BAHRAIN ATTACK THOSE THUGS SHIIA AS THEY ARE TROUBLE MAKER AND ARE TRYING TO TAKE OVER BAHRAIN AND GIVE IT TO IRAN LIKE USA DID IN IRAQ. THE SHIIA AND IRAN ARE THE EVIL AND THEY SHOULD BE KICKED OUT FROM THE MIDDLEAST SENT BACK TO IRAN, DONT ALLOW THEM TO GRAB ONE INCH OF OUR ARABIC SUNNI LAND. THEY DESTROY LEBANON WITH THE TERRORIST HIZBOALLAH AND DESTROYED IRAQ , HAMMAS AND YAMAN NOW THEY ARE AFTER BAHRAIN GO BACK TO IRAN THATS WHERE U CAME FROM U R NOT WELCOME IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD THE SUNNI ARE 1 BILLIONS AND THOSE SHIIA WITH THE ISMAILI ARE LESS THAN 100 MILLION , MOST IN IRAN AND SOME SCATTERED IN INIDA AND YEMAN ETC THEY MIGRATE GET MARRIED TO SUNNI AND THEN TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. KICK THEM OUT FROM SWEDEN AND EYROPE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. THEY ARE PURE EVIL WELD MOT3A ….LA3ANKUM ALLAH

    CHRISTEANS FROM IRAQ

  14. NORI ALHALEKI OF IRAQ IS A THIEF STOLE MILLIONS AND ALSO STOLE AND SOLD KING GHAZI CAR!!! STOLE LAND AND KILLED MANY. HE IS TO BE HANGED ONE DAY ALONG WITH THE TRADORS AL PAJAJI, ALJALABI, MOQTADA AL QATHER, AL JA3FARI AND ALL HIZBOAL AL DAWA PARTY.AND ALHAKEEM….THE THUGS OF IRAN. DONT FORGET AL SAHAF OTHER SHIIA SPY LIVE IN UAE WHO SOLD IRAQ CHEAP….KELAB

  15. It is interesting that some of you are talking about the protests and revolutions in the middle east. Some are calling them earthquakes. Its also interesting to note that the Jesus talked about there being “EARTHQUAKES IN VARIOUS PLACES” before the end. Maybe the revolutions in the middle east are what Jesus said in a symbolic sense. That isn’t to say that there are not real earthquakes happening in various places. There are a strange number of earthquakes happening in Arkansas. One of them was a 4.7. There was also 3.5 in Florida near Alabama. Going back a few months there was an increase in earthquake activity in Nevada and that is continuing. Almost a year ago, after the 7.0 quake in Baja California, Mexico, there have been continues aftershocks ranging from 1.0 to as high as 5.6 and it hasn’t stopped. This is all interesting to note. It actually fits with Christian prophecy about earthquakes in America and its only the beginning. I’m afraid that to many people will make the mistake of blaming it on the whole Mayan prophecy 2012 scenario and that’s a mistake. The devil could easily use that as a scapegoat and it appears that he already has. The big earthquake, according to Christian watchmen, that will happen on the west and be more devastating then imaginable is said to happen in 2012, but it is according to God’s wraith and has nothing to do with the whole 2012 end of the world scenario.

  16. larger earthquack will hit south newzeland and the coastal site this time will be major 8 richter..along with fiji island, tongo and venunun islands. also major south mid china.
    germanu and poland. part of france .

    dr saad ramzi ismail- canada

    feb 10 2011

  17. I KNOW IT IS ONLY MATTER OF TIME UNTIL IT HITS NEWZELAND…BUT THIS IS NOT THE BIG ONE YET…I PREDICTED THAT 8 RICJTER WILL HIT NEWZELAND AND THIS MIGHT HAPPEN AGAIN IN ABOUT 2 MONTHS TIME. ALSO IN FIJI ISLAND ADN TONGO 7 RICHTER.
    INDONESIA WILL BE HIT BY MULTI EARTHQUACKES THATS SHAKE BOTH COASTS AND IT WILL BE AROUND 7 RICHTER. IN 3 MONTHS TIME.
    VICTORIA BC IN CANADA AROUND 5 RICHTER.
    AGAIN THE BIG ONE ALSO WILL HIT SOUTH IRAN , QATAR AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WITH DEVESTATION EFFECTS.

    SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL
    FEB 19 2011
    CANADA

  18. we know that in very short time…these areas will be destroyed.

    mid and south west chilli at the coastal regions, north newzeland, fiji. south iran, qatar, uae dubai and alsharjah ras al khema areas.
    taiwan, south mid china. north pakistan, central turkey, italy south, syria and israel, spain, california coast and victoria bc -canada, in about 5 months time.

    dr saad
    canada

  19. THIS MONTH PREDICTION
    SOME OF THE HOT BED FOR EARTHQUACKES IN THIS MONTH ARE

    INDIA PAKISATN/ KUSH REGION

    CHINA XINJANG REGION BOTH AT 7 RICHTERS.

    CHILI AT COPIAPO TO CLAQFARAL WEST MID CHILI AT 7 RICHTER
    POLAN, DRASDEN-GERMANY AT 5 RICHTER.
    AND AT THE CHECK REPUBLIC AT 6 RICHTER THIS MONTH.

    DR SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL
    CANADA
    STEVERAMSEY46@HOTMAIL.COM

  20. I AGREE GOD WILL DESTROY THESE COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLEAST WITH TERMOIL EARTHQUACKES FLOOD ,WARS AND FAMIN.
    THATS INCLUDE ISRAEL, SYRIA, IRAN, SOUTH IRAQ, DUBAI, QATAR, BAHRAIN, YAMAN, OMAN, LIBYA, EGYPY, MOROCCO,TUNESIA AND TURKEY. THE DESTRUCTIONS WILL BE SO SAVERE FOR ALL OF THEM. AND IT IS IN 2 YEARS TIME.

    DR SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL
    CANADA

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