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It’s not cracks in the concrete that have people nervous about the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. New questions surfaced about a year ago when an earthquake fault line, dubbed the Shoreline Fault, was discovered roughly half a mile off the plant’s coast. Federal regulators estimate Shoreline can deliver a maximum quake of 6.5 on the Richter scale, 10 times smaller than the magnitude the plant was built to withstand.

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