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Scientists in California have produced a computer image showing sections of the state rising and sinking because of activity along the San Andreas Fault. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists found that that much of the Los Angeles basin, San Diego County, and the Bakersfield area are sinking 2 to 3 millimeters a year, while Santa Barbara, San Bernardino County, and San Luis Obispo County are rising at the same rate. Lead author of the report, Sam Howell said the research has given them a better idea of how the state is being warped because of building seismic pressures. He said the study probably would not help predict the precise timing and location of the next big quake. He added, “It’s pretty much impossible to say when the next one will happen.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

'Seismic strain': Land around the San Andreas fault is rising and sinking, new earthquake research shows, By Rong-Gong Lin II,, Accessed June 22, 2016.

Psalm 46:1–3 (HCSB) “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. 2 Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah”

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