California’s 4th of July earthquake won’t delay the Big One. And it might have worsened quake strain.

It’s wishful thinking to imagine that, as a rule, earthquakes “relieve” seismic stress, said seismologist Lucy Jones. Generally speaking, earthquakes actually increase the risk of future quakes. Read on for more surprises.

Original published: 2019-07-05 21:19:00 Read the full Seattle News here

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