Earthquake phobia? Where's Sacramento's closest fault lines?

July 8, 2019

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So as our neighbors to the south in California have been reminded that we are indeed in earthquake country with their recent powerful quakes, its worth a reminder that northern California has its fair share of fault lines as well, but where are the closest ones?  

Fortunately Sacramento is at a lower earthquake risk than down in L.A. and over near the Bay (in fact its one of the only areas with a lower "green" level hazard rating on the USGS's Seismic Hazard map)  

However we do have some faults near Sacramento, including the Cleveland Hill Fault near Oroville and the Sierra Nevada Fault to the east towards the mountains.  

For more information, check out the full article on The Sacramento Bee site: Click Here