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Fault discovered beneath Salton Sea could be tied to 'The Big One'




The remnants of an abandoned marina are seen at Salton City beside the Salton Sea on March 19, 2015.
The remnants of an abandoned marina are seen at Salton City beside the Salton Sea on March 19, 2015.
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With everything else going on in the world, sometimes we forget that here in California, we live with the reality of the earth shaking violently and bringing everything crashing down. 

A legion of scientists is devoted to studying earthquakes and they're still discovering important things about faults in our region. For instance, researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Nevada just published research about a newly discovered fault below the Salton Sea.

And that fault could have a major impact on whether we experience the big one.

Valerie Sahakian  is one of the authors of the paper and she joins A Martinez to talk about the discovery.

Click on the audio link at the top of this post to hear the entire conversation.