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7.2 Mexicali Quake Could Have Made Other Local Faults Riskier

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The 7.2 Mexicali earthquake on Easter Sunday may have put more pressure on neighboring fault lines in Southern California, according to preliminary analysis by NASA.

That analysis showed "that the Mexicali quake placed more pressure on at least two Southern California fault lines: the Elsinore and the San Jacinto," reported the LA Times. "Both those faults run through the Inland Empire and are relatively close to the border fault that produced the big quake." Data on those two faults are relatively unknown, but the more dangerous Whittier fault line connects to the Elsinore one, which has scientists interested to learn more.

Earlier: The Mexicali Earthquake Shifted the Earth's Crust 10 Feet.