Today’s the 106th anniversary of the big quake. This was a high school on Bridge St., that we now call Broadway. The telephone poles made it through fine, as you can see. The city grew somewhat after the quake, as people relocated from San Francisco. Our neighborhood was part of that expansion; it was a […]Read more "1906"
My experience of today’s little earthquake on the Hayward Fault was a departure from the norm. I was having my coffee and heard what I thought was a gust of wind, but didn’t see branches moving or anything. I thought no more about it until later, when I saw the news about this quake, and […]Read more "hear ye"
In a short news item about today’s 4.1 quake, somebody was quoted as saying it shook “the whole building”. Not just the area where he was located, but the whole darn building.Read more "a thing a guy said"
That’s the question asked by the US Geological Survey after an earthquake occurs, and for the past few years they’ve used crowdsourcing to provide analysis of a quake’s magnitude. It’s been a busy week with the earth movements; following our little shakes we had the 6.5 off of the Humboldt County coast. That one was […]Read more "did you feel it?"
There have been 4 more microquakes since the 3.7 aftershock to yesterday’s 4.1 Calaveras Fault temblor. I did not know this, but that fault is a branch of the San Andreas, veering off around shaky Hollister and running parallel and to the east of the ready-to-go Hayward fault. This week’s quakes occurred at the point […]Read more "settle down"