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Scientists tie Colorado River flooding to San Andreas quakes

Jul 5, 2011 9:12:36 PM- latimes.com
Waters' ebb and flow in the Salton Sea area used to trigger small temblors on local faults — and a few big ones on the mighty San Andreas. Dams have ended the flooding, which may help explain why the 'Big One' is overdue.

Researchers believe Colorado River damming projects that followed the creation of the Salton Sea could be one reason why Southern California is overdue for a major earthquake.


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