Potential Devastating Earthquake Rocked California Within Next 30 Years

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Wearing a super computer, geophysical scientists from the USGS has uncovered a potential devastating earthquake that will shake one of the metropolitan cities in America, Los Angeles in California, USA.

Scientists predict approximately thirty years, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale will occur in the area of ​​Los Angeles, a city with a population of 3.9 million people. From computer simulations, the chances of the earthquake was 7 percent. Not only Los Angeles, the earthquake that will evenly in several other areas of the state of California, Mashable (11/03).

Although the odds seem small, if it really happened, an earthquake as powerful as it could trigger another earthquake considering the city of Los Angeles are in the line of Earth’s tectonic plates.

If an earthquake 8.0 on the Richter scale that did not happen, the population of California is still not able to breathe freely. Therefore, USGS scientists also said if another earthquake with a strength of 6.7 on the Richter scale will hit Los Angeles with a percentage of 60 percent likelihood.

Los Angeles itself is one of the major cities in California that once rocked by a devastating earthquake in 1994 ago. 6.7-magnitude earthquake centered around the area of ​​Northridge, Los Angeles, was demolished buildings and killed 57 people.

In fact, the Northridge earthquake was recorded as an earthquake with the highest speed ever happened in densely populated areas in the United States. Quake was moving so fast, the city of Las Vegas which is located 360 kilometers from Los Angeles were to be affected.