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Newsfront - September 12, 2008

4.0 Alamo earthquake sends a message: Be prepared

An earthquake that struck Alamo at 9 p.m. last Friday registered 4.0, according to U.S. Geological Survey. Residents described it as a prolonged shaking that lasted almost 10 seconds. The depth was measured at 16.2 kilometers. Items were knocked off shelves in homes and stores but no serious damage was reported.

This quake may serve as a reminder that the San Ramon Valley is earthquake territory, said Danville Emergency Services Director Greg Gilbert. He hopes it will spur people to attend the Emergency Preparedness Fair taking place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 655 Old Orchard Road off Sycamore Valley Road in Danville.

The fair is a chance to learn how to plan and prepare for a disaster, talk with experts, visit relevant vendors, ride the "Quake Cottage" earthquake simulator, practice with a real fire extinguisher, and enjoy a free tri-tip lunch.