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Nepal-size earthquake in California could kill 1,800, study found
Nepal-size earthquake in California could kill 1,800, study found

Both Nepal and California sit at the intersections of huge pieces of the Earth's crust. For Nepal, it is the Indian tectonic plate pushing into the Eurasian plate. For California, it is the Pacific plate sliding along the North American plate. The locations make regions susceptible to catastrophic earthquakes. Q: Can a massive earthquake like the one in Nepal this weekend occur in California? Yes. There have been quakes in California larger than Saturday's 7.8-magnitude temblor that killed thousands. Most notably, the 1906 San Francisco quake is thought to have killed 3,000 people and was estimated to have been 7.9 magnitude. Significantly smaller quakes in highly populated...

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