Journey to the Center of an Earthquake

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    The San Andreas Fault runs about one-half mile from my house in Santa Barbara, CA.

     
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    "The most popular of these involve three factors: frictional properties of the rocks in the fault zone, fluids that lubricate the fault, and feedback between vibrations created by a quake and the fault itself."

    Hmmmm - ya reckon if we pumped oil into the San Andreas we could get California to slide off toward Alaska?
     
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    If that happened, the 5th largest economy on the planet (larger than France) would slide away. Southern California alone has a larger economy than Russia. Have Republicans written off the state?
     
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    Jeez - it was an attempt at a little levity, don't go getting all offended. Did you flunk humor 101?
     
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    Finally, someone who realizes California is sliding towards Alaska and not Hawaii.
     

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