Fault along L.A., O.C. coast could unleash earthquake on scale of San Andreas, study shows

Harvard University study finds fault system runs nearly 70 miles along the coast of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Fault system could trigger a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, scientists say. Fault runs beneath neighborhoods, ports of Long Beach and L.A. and Los Angeles. Fault could produce a quake of a magnitude 45 times stronger than the Northridge quake, researchers say. Aftershocks would be like falling dominoes, they say, in a worst-case scenario, with hundreds of building collapses.

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