Geologists have discovered the largest exposed fault in eastern Indonesia. The discovery will help researchers predict future tsunamis and earthquakes in the region.
The new fault was discovered by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Scientists recorded for the first time, the movements in areas surrounding the San Andreas Fault. The said areas are said to be rising and sinking at two to three millimeters each year.
The Ruasi fault line in the Himalayas can potentially cause an 8 magnitude earthquake and it can displace 1.5 million people living near the fault line.