'We're surrounded by earthquake faults' Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:45 pm
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.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM
Posted by Willie Nelson, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, 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!