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What Do These Recent Earthquakes In The Bay Area Really Mean?

Seismograph and earthquake

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We’ve had several earthquakes over the past week here in the Bay Area. We had that 4.4 quake in Santa Rosa on Tuesday night, followed by a couple of smaller quakes the next day.  Wednesday night there was a small earthquake in Berkeley and there were a couple of other smaller quakes in the Bay Area this week.

So what does this all mean? I think we all ask the same questions: Does this mean the “big one” is coming or is this Mother Nature’s way of alleviating some of the stress off of the fault lines?

The US Geological survey says the difference is very slight actually.

Some wildfire prevention also helps with earthquake prevention. Most wildfire cameras now also double as early earthquake warning detectors too.

The USGS says that the Hayward Fault is the most susceptible to the next large quake.

Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...

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