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'We're surrounded by earthquake faults'

Original post made on Sep 5, 2008

Californians have been hearing about it for years. The Big One. The earthquake that cracks the state off the continental U.S. and drops it into the ocean, leaving neighboring states with some nice beachfront property.

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Comments (8)

Posted by LK, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:45 pm

just experienced a strong but short M 4.0 earthquake near San Ramon

lk


Posted by Alice, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:54 pm

We really shook from the 4.0 that just hit 9/5 around 9:45PM We're in south WC off Rudgear.


Posted by Alice Valle-Riestra, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:54 pm

We really shook from the 4.0 that just hit 9/5 around 9:45PM We're in south WC off Rudgear.


Posted by CBS, a resident of another community
on Sep 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Felt the quake at our place, Altamont pass area


Posted by ami, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 5, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Pleasant Hill Bart really strong


Posted by mde, a resident of Diablo
on Sep 6, 2008 at 1:53 am

I concur. I was startled by a sound (the house shifting) and a second or two later felt the ground beneath me shift as though it had been hit by a truck. It got the adrenaline pumping, for sure.


Posted by Willie Nelson, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:25 am

My wife and I live in San Ramon but were eating dinner at the Outback Steakhouse in Dublin, about 12 miles from the epicenter of this quake. It was felt by everyone in the restaurant, but was a rolling motion (no hard jolts) characteristic of a distant quake, as opposed to one you're right on top of. It lasted maybe 2 to 3 seconds and was no big deal. Everyone went about eating their dinners like nothing had happened.


Posted by Sam Andreas, a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm

It would seem that if we are surrounded by earthquake faults, we could quite accurately say, "It's our fault!" Such serious humor takes us back to a product planned as a sequel to the Pet Rock. "It's your FAULT" was a box containing a core sample of the San Andreas Fault and the history of California fault activity. It was intended to welcome visitors to our local airports and tourist attractions.

I hope all is well with all neighbors after our very local earthquake!

Sam




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