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We had an earthquake about half an hour ago, a good sized one: about 5.7 on the Richter scale, and apparently on the same fault that caused the big Easter Sunday quake a few weeks ago, the Laguna Salada fault. While we felt it only weakly here in Los Angeles, judging from the map showing the main shock and aftershocks, the poor folks down near the border must feel like they’re standing on a drum:

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Mexico and California have gotten more active seismologically in recent years. If you live in the area and haven’t done so yet, now my be a good time to check your emergency supplies.

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