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I think AP misprinted.  The 1906 rupture was 300 km, not miles.

Russ Nester
On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 13:36:55 -0700 Charles Greenlaw
<cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)> writes:
>At 09:29 AM 9/26/98 EDT, you wrote:
>>The below shown article is, sort of, interesting. . 
>        Yes, but I'm still wondering what to be interested in about 
>it. It
>>>The report released Thursday found that the section of the fault 
>that begins
>>>on the San Francisco Peninsula may be as long as 55 miles, not 32 
>miles long. 
>        And then it says,
>>>A 300-mile stretch of the San Andreas ruptured in 1906, causing the 
>great San
>>>Francisco earthquake and fire.
>        I am aware that in 1906 the fault ruptured for more than 55 
>miles in
>both directions from San Francisco, which is located at the north end 
>of the
>Peninsula in question. Presumably that rupture included the section 
>now the
>subject of this article. Or is the article about a parallel section? 
>faults seem to have many parallel tracks in places, like the stretch 
>on a pregnant woman's abdomen. You know, like when a structure has
>redundancy and ductility. So I wonder if they know what they're 
>about. Or if they're talking about what they know.
>        Next I wonder what I might do with this knowledge. Should I 
>wear a
>hard hat when visiting San Francisco? Perhaps a life jacket as well? 
>Sell my
>investments in insurance companies? Contribute more to the Red Cross?
>        Then I wonder who made the "study" that the Associated Press 
>on, and whether the article identified this source. If not, why not? 
>Was it
>some hen in a barnyard that felt something alight on her head?  
>Whomever, is
>there a spin agenda of theirs that's not openly revealed in the 
>        Yes, it is interesting.       
>Charles O. Greenlaw, SE     Sacramento CA 

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