Ronn Owens Report: Dispelling Myths and Answering Questions on Earthquakes

“For the Bay Area we have a 63 percent change of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake happening between the years of 2007 and 2036… People need to keep in mind that earthquakes happen on geological time scales. Whether something happens in 30 years or 30 years following, that’s just a blink in geological time,”

News this past weekend was dominated by the Ridgecrest earthquakes. Jennifer Strauss from the Berkeley Seismology Lab joined us to answer questions and dispel myths about them. Among items discussed was the possibility of any connection between the SoCal quakes and potential quakes in Northern California, why the Richter Scale is no longer used and why there is no “earthquake weather.”

Listen to the full report below.


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