Fialko, Hill on NBC7: Salton Sea's shrinking may reduce earthquakes

Yuri Fialko and Ryley Hill spoke with NBC7 San Diego to explain how the gradual disappearance of the Salton Sea impacts the San Andreas Fault. The Salton Sea sits at the southern most point of the San Andreas fault, where this body of water has been gradually receding for decades.  The drying of the Salton Sea decreases the pore pressure on the fault. This causes a a clamp-like effect, which decreases the likilhood of seismic activity along that portion of the fault line.

Results of this study were published in journal Nature. Here is a link to the publication: