Whole lotta shakin' going on!
Sept. 23, 2013 — Don’t look now, but the earth is moving beneath our feet in Northeastern California, and there is no way to determine what the future holds because we’re in uncharted territory.
Could a big shaker be coming soon? We just can’t know that.
Chester geologist Charles Watson, who submits the weekly Earthquake Report for the Feather Publishing newspapers, said despite what you might hear on some late night radio talk shows, it’s impossible for geologists to predict earthquakes.
“You never predict in the earthquake business,” Watson said. “If anybody does predict what’s going to happen, you have to look them straight in the eye, laugh and walk away.”
Still Watson said he’s been tracking earthquakes in this part of the world for 40 years, and he’s surprised by what he sees as he follows the recent earthquake activity.