The San Jacinto Fault – more dangerous than San Andreas

Are you prepared for an earthquake or complacent? Arcadia Publishing/San Jacinto Valley Museum AssociationA 13-second, 6.8-magnitude earthquake in San Jacinto destroyed nearly all the brick buildings in the city on Dec. 25, 1899. ■ By Shellie Milne / Contributed Earthquakes. They’re as Californian as Hollywood and the Beach Boys. We hear a lot about the San Andreas Fault, which is capable of producing an 8.0+ magnitude quake. But did you know that the San Jacinto Fault line runs directly through our valley, and it’s the most seismically active component of the San Andreas Fault? Many of us living in California for any length of time have likely become complacent. How many

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