China earthquake survey doubles Beijing’s high-risk fault lines

Apr 6, 2021 | INVESTING

Beijing has 15 major active fault lines, more than double the previous count, according to a new geological survey commissioned by the government. A third were “strongly active”, suggesting a high earthquake risk, but when the next big jolt may hit remains uncertain.“The formation and development of most geological hazards in the Beijing plain are closely related to the activity of fault structures,” the researchers said in a paper published this month by the Chinese Journal of Geophysics. …

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