Remember last year when seismologists reported observing “swarms” of hundreds of small earthquakes in the Pacific ocean just off the Oregon Coast? At the time they weren’t sure what was causing them, but now it seems the mystery has been solved!
Oregon State University researchers have discovered a whole new series of faults
in the Juan de Fuca plate (as an Oregonian you know what that is
) that they previously didn’t know existed. Just how could these faults affect us? Could they contribute to triggering quakes closer to land? The scientists aren’t quite sure yet.
Hat tip to Audrey for sharing the OSU article.