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The San Andreas fault is, 'Locked, loaded and ready to roll'




PARKFIELD, CA - SEPTEMBER 30:  The Parkfield Coalinga bridge crosses over the San Andreas fault on the Parkfield Coalinga Road on September 30, 2004 Parkfield, California.  The tiny central California town with a population of 19 which claims to be known as
PARKFIELD, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: The Parkfield Coalinga bridge crosses over the San Andreas fault on the Parkfield Coalinga Road on September 30, 2004 Parkfield, California. The tiny central California town with a population of 19 which claims to be known as "The earthquake capital of the world" was hit with a 6.0 earthquake on Tuesday September 28, 2004. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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 "Locked, loaded and ready to roll"

That's how Tom Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, describes the current state of the San Andreas fault.

At yesterday's National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach, Jordan explained his concern for the faultline, saying that California residents need to plan for the inevitable major shake.

For those who have followed the San Andreas fault through the years, this isn't exactly a new ascertainment. But Jordan says that California needs to continue its preparation efforts to prepare for when the San Andreas fault finally releases all of the stress that it's been collecting.

To hear the full conversation, click the blue player above.