California Is Experiencing An 'Earthquake Drought'

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:03pm
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:35pm

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A wet winter has alleviated drought conditions in California. Scientists say it’s the first time since 2011 that that’s been the case.

But, the Golden State is facing another kind of drought — the lack of an earthquake with a magnitude of six or stronger, although there was a magnitude 2.9 temblor near Berkeley last week.

The Show spoke more about that with James Dolan, an earthquake geologist at the University of Southern California.

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