QuakeSim's Simulates California Great Earthquake
The total ground deformation caused by a simulated magnitude 8.0 earthquake on the San Andreas fault. This is the largest event from a 30,000 year interacting earthquake fault simulation using QuakeSim's Virtual California. Instead of mimicking an exact series of observed events, Virtual California simulations create a large catalog of possible earthquake sequences. These sequences can then be used to improve forecasting and better understand the types of events that the fault system in California is capable of producing.
Image credit – University of California, Davis