A huge California earthquake is an “inevitability” as scientists reinforce their warnings that the southwestern State in the US is long overdue a massive tremor that could leave the region devastated. California sits on top of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and the San Andreas fault runs through it. For decades, residents of the southwestern state have been concerned a huge earthquake, known as the Big One, is on its way. California is constantly being hit by quakes including two 2.6

tremors which have hit in the last 24 hours. Now, scientists are claiming that the situation could be much worse than previously thought. Richard Aster, Professor of Geophysics at Colorado State University wrote for the Conversation: “The earthquake situation in California is actually drier than people who aren’t seismologists like me may realize. “Although many Californians can recount experiencing an earthquake, most have never personally experienced a strong one. READ MORE