Recent Spike In Tremors Along California’s San Andreas Fault

Hey California. I know times are tough right now. The State is out of money. IOUs are being issued. The unemployment rate is close to 10% in several areas. LA just paid $1.4 million for MJ’s memorial service, and citizens have raised a whopping $17k to help pay for it. NorCal is especially distressed. Some cities are even declaring bankruptcy. And with water becoming a premium these days, some people believe that a California drought will eventually wreak havoc for the entire country, as California produces nearly a third of the US food supply. In the end, many people are wondering how the country will recover if California cannot. After all, California is the 8th largest economy in the world. The last thing that California needs is a major natural disaster. Let’s all hope and pray that the recent spike in tremors along the San Andreas fault is nothing to worry about.

Scientists have detected a spike in underground rumblings on a section of California’s San Andreas Fault that produced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake in 1857.

Tremor episodes persist today. Though the frequency of tremors have declined since 2004, scientists are still concerned because they are still at a level that is twice as high as before the 2003 quake. (

Short on money. Short on water. An economic crisis. And now you’re telling me that there are signs that a big earthquake is on the horizon for California? Jeez. This does not sound good for any of us.

The tremor activity remains about twice as high today as before the San Simeon quake (6.5 mag in 2003), while periodic peaks of activity have emerged that started to repeat about every 50 days and are now repeating about every 100-110 days.

“What’s surprising is that the activity has not gone down to its old level,” Nadeau said. The continued activity is worrisome because of the history of major quakes along this segment of the fault, and the long-ago Fort Tejon quake, which ruptured southward from Monarch Peak along 350 kilometers (220 miles) of the San Andreas Fault. (

Gosh. Talk about doom and gloom. I think tomorrow I’ll write something really positive about California. But for now…I don’t know about you, but I’m going to send all my positive thoughts to California. They could really use the positive energy these days.