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Topic - Mulitple Earthquakes hit California-Big One Coming
Posted: November 22 2017 at 12:41pm By Dutch Josh
https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/875/are-richter-magnitude-10-earthquakes-possible There is some discussion on the maximum magnitude for earthquakes and the frequency of them. Some estimates go to a M10 quake every 100-400 years. We may not have enough data on such quakes. But there is technical a limit in what strenght of magnitude a faultline can produce. Some people believe that a M10+ (max 10.5 ? 11? ) is possible. 

A meteorstrike could cause larger "quakes" a M15 "quake" would be the collapse of this planet. 

Med, yes we are long overdue for several major earthquakes (and supervolcanic eruptions) but maybe the data we have gives wrong expectations/calculations ? (A bit like the discussion on life on other planets.  Has life to be carbon-based ? If not do models than change dramaticly ? We may not know enough to answer that kind of questions.