How about some specifics? Like will the Bust of LRh be crushed? How about DM's custom podium? 🎬🎥📼🎻The Ventura Fault is calculated to achieve a magnitude 8 earthquake.
I predict if an earthquake of this magnitude hits Big Blue, the most likely section of the complex to have a catastrophic failure will be the 2 story columns on the Sunset side of the Lebanon Hall Auditorium and the incinerator stacks will follow.
The Ventura-Pitas Point fault in southern California has been the focus of a lot of recent attention because it is thought to be capable of magnitude 8 earthquakes. It underlies the city of Ventura and runs offshore, and thus may be capable of generating tsunamis.
Since it was identified as an active and potentially dangerous fault in the late 1980s, there has been a controversy about its location and geometry underground, with two competing models.
Originally, researchers assumed the fault was planar and steeply dipping, like a sheet of plywood positioned against a house, to a depth of about 13 miles. But a more recent study, published in 2014, suggested the fault had a "ramp-flat geometry," with a flat section between two tilting sections, similar to a portion of a staircase.
In a recently published paper in Geophysical Research Letters, a team of researchers used computer modeling to test the two alternatives.
In these computer models, the crust—outermost layer of rock—in the Ventura-Santa Barbara region is represented as a three-dimensional volume, with the surfaces of the region's faults as weaknesses within it. That volume is then "squeezed" at the rate and direction that the region is being squeezed by plate tectonics. In comparisons of the expected movement in the models with GPS data, the fault with the staircase-like structure was favored.