Six earthquakes hit Southern California in one week. Does that mean ‘The Big One’ is coming?

Earthquakes remain confoundingly difficult to predict, according to experts, even though many are desperately trying to figure out the best way to handle big quake in a state encountering around 35 a day, writes Josh Marcus

<p>The San Andreas Fault is a tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate, which is moving to the northwest at three inches each year and the North American Plate, heading south at about one inch per year. </p>






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