San Juan Bautista’s San Andreas Fault building in tension

San Juan Bautista’s San Andreas Fault building in tension


WITH NEW PREDICTIONS FOR A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. A NEWLY RELEASED STUDY FINDS FOUR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FAULTS– THE HAYWARD …THE RODGERS CREEK …THE GREEN VALLEY… AND THE CALAVERAS FAULT THAT RUNS THROUGH HOLLISTER—ARE LOADED WITH ENOUGH TENSION TO START A 6.8 OR HIGHER EARTHQUAKE. ALL FOUR OF THE FAULTS ARE A PART OF THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT SYSTEM THAT RUNS THROUGH BOTH HOLLISTER AND SAN JUAN BAUTISTA. AND SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THESE FAULT LINES WILL DELIVER MAJOR QUAKES IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS. ACTION NEWS REPORTER BRYNNE WHITTAKER TELLS US HOW THOSE NEAR THE FAULT LINES ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST. I’M IN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA STANDING RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT LINE– THE FAULT SYSTEM THAT CONTINUES TO BUILD TENSION. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK HERE AREN’T WORRIED ABOUT THE PREDICTIONS FOR A LARGE QUAKE. 50:25: you never know when somethings going to happen, you could be prepared at home but you have to carry on with your life.” 57:31; Nothing i can do to prevent it, except move somewhere where they don’t have earthquakes, but I don’t want to move, so I’m here til lI die. THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT SYSTEM IS THE DIVIDING LINE THAT MARKS WHERE THE WESTERN HALF OF CALIFORNIA SHIFTS NORTHWEST— AWAY FROM THE REST OF NORTH AMERICA AT ABOUT 2 INCHES A YEAR. OVER TIME–THE FAULTS THAT RUN THROUGH SAN JUAN BAUTISTA AND HOLLISTER BUILD UP TENSION. SO SCIENTISTS ARE PREDICTING A BIG QUAKE. IN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA—THE MISSION SITS RIGHT ON THE FAULT LINE. THE PRIEST AT THE MISSION SAYS THE CHURCH NEEDS TO BE RETROFITTED TO SURVIVE A LARGE QUAKE. 4:07: so we make it as safe as possible for people to be here and to be present here and to gather here and to celebrate here.” BUT PEOPLE AROUND TOWN AREN’T TOO CONCERNED—EVEN AS THEY REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE HERE FOR 1989’S LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE. 56:45; it shook bad, it didn’t last very long, if it had lasted a long time, half of these buildings would be gone 51:12: it was pretty scary, it was the worst one that I’ve ever been in.” IT IS A COINCIDENCE, BUT THIS NEW STUDY COMES THE SAME WEEK AS CALIFORNIA MARKS THE TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE. IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN HERE BEFORE–YOU CAN SEE THIS STEEP RIDGE IS THE FAULT LINE—IN BETWEEN TWO TECTONIC PLATES PUSHING AGAINST EACHOTHER. AS VISIBLE AS THE FAULT LINE IS, ACTUALLY WITNESSING A FAULT LINE DO ITS WORK IS SOMETHING THAT’S TOUGH TO SEE… BUT THERE IS A SPOT JUST SOUTH OF HOLLISTER WHERE THE AFFECTS OF THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT ARE MORE THAN OBVIOUS. IT’S AT THE DEROSE WINERY. IT LITERALLY STRADDLES THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT LINE WHICH IS SLOWLY PULLING PARTS OF THE WINERY APART… ABOUT A HALF INCH A YEAR… WITH CRUMBLING FLOORS, BULGING WALLS…. AND A CULVERT WHICH AS YOU CAN SEE ONCE WAS A STRAIGHT LINE, NOW RUNS ASKEW. THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS INSTRUMENTS ON SITE IT CHECKS QUARTERLY, AND DEROSE MANAGERS HAVE TOLD US THEY’LL LIKELY NEED A RETORFIT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ### PAUSE FOR ANIMATOR THIS FRIDAY MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE. WE’VE DEDICATED AN ENTIRE SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE TO IT. YOU CAN WATCH AND READ ACTION NEWS EIGHT VIDEO AND STORIES FROM OUR COVERAGE OF THE QUAKE THAT DAY. YOU CAN FIND IT ON YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE — JUST GO TO KSBW DOT COM. ##### ON THE CRIME

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