The Big One’s Coming Within A Year

I was sitting at home Friday night studying the sacred text — Suzanne Guillette‘s "Much To Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment" — when a short sharp jolt rolled through at 7:42.

It was the third distinct quake I recall in the past few months and I got a premonition that the big one will hit within a year.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Large earthquakes have rumbled along a southern section of the San Andreas fault more frequently than previously believed, suggesting that Southern California could be overdue for a strong temblor on the notorious fault line, a new study has found.

The Carrizo Plain section of the San Andreas has not seen a massive quake since the much-researched Fort Tejon temblor of 1857, which at an estimated magnitude of 7.9 is considered the most powerful earthquake to hit Southern California in modern times.

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