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Earthquakes in California Are Discovered More Than 15 Miles Deep. Here's What That Could Mean

from Los Angeles Times

Scientists in California have found that earthquakes can occur much deeper below the Earth's surface than originally believed, a discovery that alters their understanding of seismic behavior and potential risks. Seismologists have long believed that earthquakes occur less than 12 to 15 miles underground in the planet's brittle, rocky crust. But new research has found evidence of quakes deeper than 15 miles under the surface, in the upper mantle. more

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