There is no mention in the media that at the center of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Baja California and over 2000 aftershocks there is a geothermal power plant.
http://www.bssaonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/86/1A/93
http://sandiegogeologists.org/Geothermal2.html

Look at this map, do you see a problem here?
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/31.33.-116.-114.php
Thank you top contributor, the San Andreas Fault’s southern end is at Salton Sea, no where near the geothermal plant.
http://geology.com/articles/images/san-andreas-fault-map.jpg
There is a big difference between slightly increasing a trace gas to drilling into and pumping massive amounts off water into a plate boundary.
There is also large amounts of heat being release in a lake and into the atmosphere.
All the time.

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted northern Mexico and Southern California yesterday afternoon was the first big earthquake to occur on this particular fault system since 1892, scientists say.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/04/100405-mexico-california-baja-earthquake-aftershocks/
Once again the San Andreas fault does not go into Mexico, it ends at Salton Sea. The southern end is most famous for not being active for over 300 years.
http://geology.about.com/od/geology_ca/ig/safsouth/
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_does_the_San_Andreas_Fault_begin_and_end
Call Cal State Los Angeles and tell them they are wrong.

The San Andreas Fault stretches 600 miles from the Mendocino Escarpment in northern California to the Salton Sea in southern California. It was discovered after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake when geologists found a rupture extending for 270 miles.
http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/geology/SanAndreasFault.htm

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there was a saint named Lucia and she had written three letters one predidcted the 1985 mexico earthquake another predicted when the san andreas fault is supposed to open (2012) when is the last one supposed to be opened and if it has been what does it say????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!???????!!!!!?…

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The poster is to show some of California’s resources as well as some of the natural hazards that exist in the state. The poster must be free standing, it must be able to stand on a table without falling down. The central portion should have a map of California where resources and hazards are located. On one side of the map resources should be discussed, hazards on the other.

Hazards–San Andreas fault, Garlock fault, active volcanoes with time of last eruption, where subduction is occurring, location of earthquakes with magnitude of 7 or greater since 1900. Discussion of hazards should include any major damage done or loss of human life.

Resources—5 main mineral resources (locate any major areas of mining), 5 main agricultural crops (locate any major areas of cultivation), location of major oil fields, location of geothermal energy plants, desalination plants, major wind farms, major solar energy facilities. Discussion of resources should include quantities of production and dollar values, and environmental problems that have arisen from such activities as mining and agriculture.

Additional—nuclear power plants, major aqueducts.

Show on the map where these things are, use the rest of the poster to discuss and illustrate what you have learned.

i need help with this i have no ideaaa what to do???????????

please help with any information pictures anything helppp me please any help will be great

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Which four statements are true regarding the San Andreas Fault?
A. The San Andreas Fault is located in California.
B. Some segments of the fault have a slow, gradual movement resulting in little noticeable seismic activity.
C. Stick-slip motion along the fault produces the largest earthquakes.
D. Movement along the fault is occurring at a rate of about 1 or 2 inches a day.
E. The earthquake activity around Parkfield has been very regular since the mid 1800’s.

Which two statements below regarding moment magnitude are true?
A. Moment magnitude is the most accurate way of measuring small earthquakes.
B. Moment magnitude is never as accurate as Richter magnitude.
C. Moment magnitude can be verified by two independent methods.
D. Moment magnitude can be calculated using very long seismic waves.
E. The largest moment magnitude ever identified was a 8.5.

Which three statements are true regarding the Earth’s interior?
A. The core of the earth is iron-rich.
B. The outer core is hotter than the inner core.
C. The mantle comprises the largest portion of the earth.
D. Lower mantle rocks are very hot and capable of very gradual flow.
E. The asthenosphere is a very soft layer in the core.

Which three statements are true regarding earthquakes?
A. Most earthquakes happen along faults.
B. Earthquakes are vibrations of Earth produced by the slow release of energy.
C. Earthquakes are quite rare, occuring only several times a year.
D. Energy from an earthquake radiates out in all directions.
E. The epicenter is located on the surface directly above the focus.

Multiple Answer
Which three statements below are true regarding a tsunami?
A. Tsunami are just really big tidal waves.
B. Most tsunami result from displacement of the seafloor at an underwater fault zone.
C. Tsunami are hard to detect in the open ocean due to their slow speed.
D. A possible warning of a tsunami is the rapid withdrawal of water from beaches.
E. A tsunami slows and gain height as it nears land.
How many 5.o earthquakes would it take to release the same amount of energy as one 8.0 earthquake?
A. 32
B. 1,000
C. 32,000
D. 1,000,000
E. 32,000,000

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it was me in a train , and the train had been derailing off the train tracks, i jumped out the window as soon as the train derailed, and there i was standing at the side of the tracks, watching the train fall onto its side. i was in geography today, and i saw a picture of that same train derailed off the train tracks, but the problem is, i’ve never seen the video of the earthquake in this place, which was major and happened in 1994 in america. can someone help? does this mean anythin? i dont usually ask questions like this and im really freaked out

it had something to do with san andreas fault or something! "/

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Which four statements are true regarding the San Andreas Fault?
A. The San Andreas Fault is located in California.
B. Some segments of the fault have a slow, gradual movement resulting in little noticeable seismic activity.
C. Stick-slip motion along the fault produces the largest earthquakes.
D. Movement along the fault is occurring at a rate of about 1 or 2 inches a day.
E. The earthquake activity around Parkfield has been very regular since the mid 1800’s.

Which two statements below regarding moment magnitude are true?
A. Moment magnitude is the most accurate way of measuring small earthquakes.
B. Moment magnitude is never as accurate as Richter magnitude.
C. Moment magnitude can be verified by two independent methods.
D. Moment magnitude can be calculated using very long seismic waves.
E. The largest moment magnitude ever identified was a 8.5.

Which three statements are true regarding the Earth’s interior?
A. The core of the earth is iron-rich.
B. The outer core is hotter than the inner core.
C. The mantle comprises the largest portion of the earth.
D. Lower mantle rocks are very hot and capable of very gradual flow.
E. The asthenosphere is a very soft layer in the core.

Which three statements are true regarding earthquakes?
A. Most earthquakes happen along faults.
B. Earthquakes are vibrations of Earth produced by the slow release of energy.
C. Earthquakes are quite rare, occuring only several times a year.
D. Energy from an earthquake radiates out in all directions.
E. The epicenter is located on the surface directly above the focus.

Multiple Answer
Which three statements below are true regarding a tsunami?
A. Tsunami are just really big tidal waves.
B. Most tsunami result from displacement of the seafloor at an underwater fault zone.
C. Tsunami are hard to detect in the open ocean due to their slow speed.
D. A possible warning of a tsunami is the rapid withdrawal of water from beaches.
E. A tsunami slows and gain height as it nears land.

How many 5.o earthquakes would it take to release the same amount of energy as one 8.0 earthquake?

A. 32
B. 1,000
C. 32,000
D. 1,000,000
E. 32,000,000

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I need to know what it would look like inside a fault line, mostly similar to the San Andreas fault.
Is there a fault that lets you see deep into the earth?
If anyone has any interesting facts about fault lines, that’d also be great.

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is the san andreas fault a left lateral or right lateral fault?

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Where can I see the San Andreas Fault? I have to go there n take pics of the fault for a project..
where is the closest point to LA?

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What is a Transform Boundary?
What is happening at the San Andreas Fault?
What happens to the land after the plates move?
How does it affect the people living there after the plates move?
What happens at a Transform Boundary?
How can they prepare and or survive the damage after the plates move.
Thank You for your time.

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