Small Earthquake in Contra Costa County; Could You Feel It?

The small tremor was centered 2 miles southwest of Alamo and 3 miles west of Danville.


By Bay City News Service

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.0 struck this morning in an area just west of Alamo and Danville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was recorded at 8:43 a.m. and had a depth of roughly 4.6 miles, according to the USGS. 

The small tremor was centered 2 miles southwest of Alamo and 3 miles west of Danville. 

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Dan Buckles February 05, 2013 at 08:53 PM
So lets start fracking and see if we can't just slide right off into the ocean. When you drill down into the earth, using lubricants, it grinding and crushing the rocks, making it easier for the earth to slip. In an earth quake prone region that's a disaster waiting to happen. In areas on the east coast they are getting trembles where they never had any.
Fran Anderson February 06, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Dan, I agree with you. We've had enough EQs here. Why roll the dice.
Bud Burlison February 06, 2013 at 05:26 PM
The sky is falling!!! Run ! Run ! Run! Of course the oil that's been below ground for eons wouldn't be any sort of lubricant. It's just a wonder we never slid off the beach years ago.


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