What happens when a chunk of California breaks and falls into the sea? Bianca Barragan on one geologist’s view:
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have just discovered something super fascinating about one lower-profile (but very important) fault: the Newport-Inglewood Fault, which runs along the Westside through the LA basin and was responsible for the 6.4 Long Beach earthquake in 1933. The new findings suggest the fault might be way deeper than previously thought and that it may be the ancient collision site of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates
So, the fault is bigger and deeper than previously thought. I’m thinking a quake along the line should make a big wave that would travel all the way to Hawaii. That’s some big wave.