Friday, December 22, 2006

We Had a Little Earthquake about Five Minutes Ago

What do you do in the Bay Area when you feel a little shaker, nothing broken or knocked to the floor, just a sharp jerk that makes you think perhaps you shouldn't have come downstairs with so emphatic a step?

You turn on KCBS-AM. They say, "The switchboard is lighting up" and then they go to someone on the phone who will describe how it felt.

Which you already knew.

It's reassuring. But it's also the second Hayward fault mini-earthquake this week. We live two -- or is it three? -- miles from the Hayward fault. As they say, we have picked our poison.

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