• Actually, it will take about 19,000,000 years. It is about 643 km from LA to San Francisco and the fault is moving at a rate of about 3.4 cm per year. However, I would not put it as L.A. becoming the suburb. As L. A. is much larger than San Francisco, I would say the San Francisco would be the suburb. Of course, predicting human populations 19,000,000 years into the future could be a bit presumptuous. After that amount of time there is no telling what we may have evolved into or become depending on your religious beliefs.
  • Actually, the "teutonic' plates will never allow this. Germanic sensibilities about order are far too strict. (I think you mean tectonic)

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