Asked by: Domicio Estupiñanasked in category: General Last Updated: 10th January, 2020
What caused the earthquake in movie San Andreas?
Likewise, people ask, can the San Andreas movie actually happen?
Yes. In the San Andreas movie, a 9.6 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco, which was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, following a 7.1 in Nevada. U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Dr.
Secondly, can the San Andreas Fault cause a 9.0 earthquake? In the film, the San Andreas fault produces an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0. While not unheard of globally, earthquakes of this size are generally confined to regions of the earth where subduction – where one tectonic plate is being forced below another – is happening, for example in Chile and Japan.
Moreover, how many earthquakes have been caused by the San Andreas Fault?
|San Andreas Fault|
|Plate||North American & Pacific|
|Earthquakes||1857, 1906 (Mw ≈7.8), 1957 (Mw 5.7), 1989 (Mw ≈6.9), 2004|
Can San Andreas cause a tsunami?
Even the largest of San Andreas' quakes can't produce a massive tsunami like the one that swells over San Francisco in the movie. “The really big tsunamis, like the one that hit Japan, are caused by earthquakes that generate a major displacement of the ocean floor,” Jordan says.