Chance of mega earthquake in California higher than thought

March 11, 2015 3:26 PM

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Chance of mega earthquake in California higher than thought

In a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey on Tuesday, scientists raised the chance of a mega-earthquake hitting California within the next 30 years from 4.7 percent to 7 percent.

Researchers with USGS augmented their forecast models to account for the realization that fault lines are interconnected systems -- not isolated entities.

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