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5.6 Earthquake in the Bay Area


Just a quick note to say that there was a significant earthquake here about 20 minutes ago. I was lying in bed watching Discovery Channel, thinking about last weeks’ fires and that sometimes we get earthquakes when we have hot weather out here in California—we call it shake-n-bake—when suddenly everything started shaking.

At 5.6 on the Richter scale, it counts as a big earthquake, but since the Bay Area has been pretty widely strengthened since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, I doubt there will be any serious damage reported.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, I’m fine. I will now return to my Discovery Channel program, already in progress.

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