Seismologists believe that the U.S. must prepare for the tremorsincredible strength.
America may be in the years to come under the disaster in Japan similar scale. Frequent earthquakes of great strength will be observed in all seismically active areas, but the earthquakeenormous powerthe next 30 years could destroySouthern California, and its main city and capital of the world film industry in Los Angeles in general can be wiped off the face of the earth.
According ru.tsn.ua, these predictions against the Japanese disaster reminded professor at American University in Berkeley seismologist Hera Black, which refers to the Italian newspaper La Stampa.Scientists believe: Despite the lack of a direct connection with the earthquake in Japan, the U.S. must prepare for the tremorsincredible strength.
According to the professor, the permanent displacement of oceanic plate, which moves under the continental plate, lead to the accumulation of energy which, in turn, provokes shifts and splits. As a result of the preceding changes have accumulated a huge amount of energy, and on March 11 she freed herself.
"In recent years we have witnessed numerous earthquakes of great power. Reservoir movement were more intense, but these processes fit into the overall picture of the frequency. You do not think that the greenhouse effect is, at least at this stage, is the cause of increase in seismic activity," — believes seismologist.
In the coming years, he said, the seismic processes will be observed in all the "neuralgic" areas, including the San Andreas fault that passes through California. The consequences will be dire. We can not exclude the fact that Los Angeles will be underwater, as well as some Pacific islands, referred to in the article.
At the same time, the American scientist notes that the city has always been subject to such a risk. In particular, the last few years, scientists say that the probability of 99.7%, in 30 years there will be an earthquake off the west coast of the U.S., even predicting its power — 6.7 points.
So, in 2007 specialists in UC San Diego and the University of Oxford followed geophysical situation in the area and came to the conclusion that Los Angeles is "mine waiting to happen." Scientists have even described the approximate scenario terrible events.
If you push in the San Andreas Fault, which stretches from north to south along the Pacific coast in 1300 km, will be held in this area, the seismic waves meet sediments suburbs of Los Angeles and head in such a way that all the energy impact will be in the city center .
In this case, most of the city could be destroyed, nearly 40,000 people will die under the rubble of buildings and skyscrapers, and the total loss on disaster exceeds $ 150 billion, which would make the disasterthe most significant in the history of mankind.