29 Jul '16, 10pm

99% chance that a 'mega' earthquake will rock Southern California within 2 1/2 years

Earlier this year, scientists scared the begeezus out of West coast residents by warning that a huge “mega quake” could hit in the next 30 years . Now, geophysicists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab , where they study a lot more than jets, are pushing the boundaries of the human psyche by telling people of the drought-stricken state that there is a 99 percent probability that a major earthquake will rock California within the next two-and-a-half years. JPL scientists have been using radar and GPS technology to monitor tectonic movements in an attempt to predict such a disaster, and they now believe it’s extremely likely that an earthquake measuring more than 5.0 on the Richter scale will strike Southern California.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nasa-experts-say-californias-next-bi...

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