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Northridge Earthquake Anniversary: The story behind the San Andreas Fault

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Geothermal Production in the Imperial Valley has increased activities around the San Andreas Fault. Flickr/Ben+Sam

The San Andreas fault runs hundreds of miles, from high mountains to low deserts. It passes through dozens of California's communities, and, according to scientists, a large earthquake could be imminent.

But that earthquake, commonly known as the Big One, could actually be a series of powerful shakes.

Author John Dvorak goes back more than 100 years to explore the San Andreas fault in new book, "Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault."

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