The Golden State will hold large-scale emergency drills today, with the hope of preparing millions of people for a M7 or greater earthquake.
Seismologists believe California is decades overdue a “Big One” and as the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies the threat is ever increasing.
The San Andreas Fault – a 750-mile fissure that runs the length of California – has been building energy for more than 100 years and is thought to be the biggest risk.
The state’s last colossal rupture was in 1906, when the San Andreas Fault laid waste to San Francisco.
That massive M7.8 earthquake reduced buildings to rubble in less than a minute, killing around 7,500 people and destroying 80% of the city.
To prepare residents for the worst, millions across the state will practice how to “drop, cover, and hold on” on Oct 18.
John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said: “When we look at the history of the fault, we can see these big earthquakes have happened many times over the last few thousand years, so yeah, it’s an inevitability.
“We just don’t know if it’s going to be now or two hundred years from now.”
Are you ready for the #GreatCaliforniaShakeOut? Join 10 million people across California for an earthquake drill tomorrow. Just remember to drop, cover and hold on. Register today at https://t.co/Hha6UVjFWc pic.twitter.com/01ggVRcbSD
— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) October 17, 2018
Recent research, however, would suggest the “big one” is likely to pop off sooner rather than later.
Seismic and volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Seismic and Volcanic activity