TurningWheels

Tuesday, April 22, 2003
 
Shake, rattle and roll

For some reason I'm not afraid.

Major San Francisco Quake Likely by 2032, Study Says

A newer worry for the researchers is a growing population along major fault lines. The scientists noted much of the expansion is occurring in places of significant seismic hazard in the eastern and northern parts of the area-- something they said they did not fully appreciate before the study.

"The cumulative 30-year probability of an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 or greater occurring somewhere within these rapidly growing northern and eastern areas is alone nearly 50 percent," the researchers said.

Uh oh... I think I live in that "rapidly growing" eastern area.... along the Hayward Fault.... but we're on a really, really stable hill. Really, we are.




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