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*another* small earthquake

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Dec. 22nd, 2006 | 11:51 pm
location: Berkeley, CA

We had another earthquake, second in two days. Also small, 3.7 on the Richter scale, and also centered on the Hayward fault, right near Berkeley.

It's perfect timing, though. The University is trying to build a big Athletic Center not quite on the Hayward fault (they keep saying "it's not on the fault" -- I keep pointing out "20 feet either way doesn't matter"). The city and neighbors are suing, as are the lovers of native Oak trees, which they're planning to cut down (the trees, not the lovers, though some of the lovers are tree-sitting like ). The University is backing down somewhat, in the face of oppostion. More details from our local newspaper, the Daily Planet. I do adore my town sometimes.

ETA: another one, Saturday morning at 9:50 am, ya just don't know if it's going to stop or keep going. Keeping going is what does the damage :-/
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Saxony

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from: saxony
date: Dec. 23rd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Okay, three this week now. There's going to be a big one isn't there? *whimpers*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 23rd, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Some people think small earthquakes ease the tension of the fault, so the big one takes longer or is smaller. But no one has a real clue, so we're all waiting...

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