Today’s Earthquake Fact
The origin of the name of the San Andreas Fault is often cited as the San Andreas Lake. However, based on some 1895 and 1908 reports by geologist A.C. Lawson, who named the fault, the name was actually taken from the San Andreas Valley. Lawson likely did not realize at the time that the fault ran almost the entire length of California.
Today in Earthquake History
December 10, 1970
M 7.6, Ecuador – This major earthquake occurred about 150 miles southwest of Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Peru's northernmost tip. It killed 72 people and injured many in… Read More