Thanks for the advice, Tom. :-) The wife of one of the Wikimedia Foundation staff works at USGS, and she's coming to the Foundation soon to talk about earthquake preparedness. It's definitely a good idea for all of us to be thinking about this.
=Eugene On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 5:52 AM, Tom Mayer <tjmayeri...@yahoo.com> wrote: > My partner and I will be away on Feb. 6, hope to attend another Meetup in > the future. And Wikimania sounds great, closer to SF and to public transit > is better. (Sorry to be an SF ''chauvinist''.) > Editorial Comment -- Hopefully, the Wikimedia Board has contingency plans > now that they've moved from FL to SF . . :) > I've been boring friends with this for three years, so take with as many > grains as salt as you like. (And this has nothing to do with the current > events in Haiti and Eureka CA . .) > Since November 2006, now more than 3 years ago, there have been small > quakes every day in increasing numbers near Alum Rock Park, just outside of > San Jose. There was a 4 on 10-30-2007 and another 3.5 a couple of weeks ago. > This is where the Hayward and Calaveras faults meet (5 miles or so > underground) --and where there hasn't been a major quake since 1868, so it's > ''overdue''. (Nothing to see on, for instance, the Craigslist link to > quakes, since the USGS map ''rolls over'' every few days. And nothing in the > media, since most are small, no one pays attention to cumulative effect, and > there is no recognized way to predict equakes.) > Always a good idea to check out www.72hours.org or www.ready.gov to review > your plans . . . whether this current series equakes increases or fades > away. I've lived here 33 years, and this is the first time I've seen a > pattern like this. > Tom Mayer > -- ====================================================================== Eugene Eric Kim ................................ http://xri.net/=eekim Blue Oxen Associates ........................ http://www.blueoxen.com/ ======================================================================
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