Risk period declared over but San Andreas earthquake overdue says experts
The San Andreas Fault extending 800 miles across California is always in the news. The sensitive earthquake prone zone recently worried experts again because of an increase in seismic activity in the Salton Sea area over the last week. The activity had caused many to issue elevated risk warnings of an impending mega earthquake in the San Andreas Fault.
However by Tuesday the risk was significantly reduced prompting authorities to declare with relief that the risk for a San Andreas Fault earthquake is over.
1 Risk period has now been declared over
The risk to the San Andreas Fault by last week’s heightened seismic activity has now been declared over. The advisory was issued on Tuesday by the California governor’s office of emergency service. For all those living in the area without having received such news and felt the tremors last week should take it easy as the risk period is over and you are now safe, well! For the moment until the fault decides to act up again.
Although the safety period has now been declared residents are still under the effects of the warning period. Many have brought out their safety lists and bolting down furniture in preparation for the big daddy of quakes which is a perennial assumption given the nature of the San Andreas Fault.