A few people who I read believed that the film SAN ANDREAS was just product placement for the real deal–that something big was going to happen in California. Getting the people prepped for natural calamity? That indeed is what some argued..
Early this morning there was a 4.0 quake felt far and wide around the city of San Francisco. It rattled nerves more than buildings or ground.. But even scarier than a little rattle would be a bigger shake.
That bigger shake, a geologist says, will happen any day now.
The fault line in question is the Hayward Fault.. Bay area residents, the geologist said, should be ready for a natural disaster that could change landscape and lives.
CBS in the Bay Area interviewed geologist Tom Brocher.. Among the words from the station that may be heeded:
“We keep a close eye on the Hayward Fault because it does sit in the heart of the Bay Area and when we do get a big earthquake on it, it’s going to have a big impact on the entire Bay Area,” Brocher said.
While a 2008 report put the probability of a 6.7-magnitude or larger earthquake on the Hayward-Rodgers Creek Fault system over the next 30 years at 31 percent, Brocher said the reality is a major quake is expected on the fault “any day now.”
“The past five major earthquakes on the fault have been about 140 years apart, and now we’re 147 years from that 1868 earthquake, so we definitely feel that could happen any time,” Brocher said.
Brocher urged residents to take steps to prepare for a major earthquake.
Does this sound imminent to you reading?
Could this just be conjecture? Maybe just a frightful message to stir the pot, keep people motivated to be prepped, and allow people to get a plan ready. Just in case it’s any day or any year? Is that what this is?
The chorus of proclaimers who think predictions are likely and possible may have not grown larger–a US Geologist warning residents on a large California broadcast station to be prepared and that within only a few days, their world could be rocked and changed..