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Can huge quake and tsunami happen here?

Original post made on Mar 17, 2011

"Everyone's nervous," said Sheldon Breiner (photo), a geophysicist at Stanford University and a resident of Portola Valley who said he's gotten lots of questions from neighbors since the devastating March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of northwestern Japan.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 4:13 PM

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Posted by Lorrie D
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm

So let's all get very prepared for the 8.0 quake that is coming our way at some point! 8.0 is very, very powerful indeed. Our thanks to Sheldon Breiner for the expert comparison on the quake/tsunami in Japan and our local geology.

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Posted by Lou
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Good description of the fact that water doesn't support shear motion. Not sure that we can guarantee no 9+ earthquakes here.

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Posted by Quaking in me green Irish boots...
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Good question: "Can huge quake and tsunami happen here?"

Short answer: Yes, it can. Pray it's not anytime soon, though.

Especially since a certain group wants to cut the budget of NOAA by 30%.

NOAA runs the tsunami warning center. That's too much big government, apparently.

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