California fault capable of producing magnitude-7.4 earthquake, study says

California fault capable of producing magnitude-7.4 earthquake, study says

California fault capable of producing magnitude-7.4 earthquake, study says   An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most densely populated areas, according to a study released Tuesday. The study looked at the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon systems — previously thought to be separate — and concluded they actually form a continuous fault that runs underwater from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach in Orange County and on land through the Los Angeles…

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