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Californian Earthquake

Californian Earthquake

- the San Francisco Bay area's largest earthquake in nearly two decades rattled homes and nerves yesterday but the magnitude-5.6 trembler caused no serious damage or injuries.

The tremor was centered about 9 miles northeast of San Jose and was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since October 1989, when the Loma Prieta earthquake caused 62 deaths and nearly $6 billion in damage.

The quake was felt within an 80-mile radius reminding people that scientists have projected that the Hayward Fault, which runs through a 50-mile swath of suburbia east of San Francisco, can produce a quake in the potentially lethal 6.7 to 7.0 range.

This is a screenshot from Southern California Earthquake Data Centrecalifornian earthquake.jpg

Californian Earthquake

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Reader Comments (1)

I gotta wonder how you guys live in an earthquake zone. I live in South Africa and earthquakes are almost non existent. Maybe it's like we live with the rampant crime - it's just something like the weather you know- you live with what the day brings you.

Kevin
November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDog Arthritis

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