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Major quake expected to hit California by 2037

Original post made on Apr 15, 2008

A major earthquake, the size of the 1994 Northridge quake or larger, is almost certain to hit California in the next 30 years, according to a new forecast released today by a group of scientific organizations including the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Posted by chris
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm

If you see volcanic eruptions in Mount Vesuvius or Mount Pelee, southern California will have three months to evacuate.

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 15, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Could we have one section of this Palo Alto On Line dedicated ONLY to good news? Could the newspapers have a section on good news? It won't be big, but it would sure help morale.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm

I moved to the Bay area from the East Coast over 20 years ago. It seems that we were told then that there would be a big one within 50 years.
I am glad that they are consistent and are now saying that it is within 30 years. I hope that in 25 years time they tell us it will be within 5 years. I just wonder what they will tell us in 30 years.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 16, 2008 at 6:02 am

Unlike many of the potential threats, rational construction engineering regulations will mitigate the effect of the quake.

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Posted by mike
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 16, 2008 at 9:50 am

What Al Gore doing about this?

Surely he can make some connection to global warming and keep his chicken little dogma alive.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Perhaps Gore can, with every 1000 carbon credits, give one Richter scale point credit.

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Posted by Unknown
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 17, 2008 at 1:57 am

Ok thats great...30 years from now...this thread is like saying oh well ill be 89 in 30 years, whoopdeedo.

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