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Study: Groundwater depletion could increase potential earthquakes




A sign marking the location of the San Andreas fault in California.
A sign marking the location of the San Andreas fault in California.
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Over the last couple of years, parts of the San Joaquin Valley have been sinking while surrounding mountains have been rising. Scientists have been mystified as to why that is, but new research might put an end to this mystery

Colin Amos, geologist at Western Washington University and lead author of the study, joins the show to explain.