Sunday, December 24, 2006

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Berkeley

This is were the notable earthquakes of the last few days have taken place, according to the US geological survey web site. And Berkeley had the distinction of three earthquakes in four days, as reported, among other sources, in the People's Daily.

It must be especially annoying if you happen to be living on a tree.

An associated press article is so very reassuring:

But the minor earthquakes should not be interpreted as omens of a more destructive one to come, said Jessica Sigala, a geophysicist with the National Earthquake Information Center.

"It could mean there’s something coming, it could mean there’s nothing coming," Sigala said.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holydays!

[Update 12/27: now that a real earthquake has hit Taiwan, this post sounds especially needless and petulant.]


  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    12/25/2006 12:19:00 AM

    And a 3.7 epicentered in Jaipur, India, dec 23, 1044pm GMT.

  2. Blogger Luca
    12/25/2006 10:55:00 AM

    Indeed. I guess the USGS lists even minor events if they happen in the US, but only relatively bigger ones abroad.

    By the way, it takes more than 3.7 to create panic in the Bay Area.


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