The Garlock Fault links the remote 2019 Ridgecrest rupture to the San Andreas, with densely populated greater Los Angeles nearby. We find that the Garlock is now about 100 times more likely to rupture in a large quake than it was prior to the Ridgecrest events. If it did so, and if the rupture came within 30 miles (45 kilometers) of the San Andreas, there is a 50/50 chance that the Mojave (red) section of the San Andreas would follow suit.
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