Quake is a re­minder of need to pre­pare

The Mercury News - - Opinion -

Did you feel that? The seis­mic waves that tack­led through the Bay Area this week were rea­son­ably con­cern­ing. Nu­mer­ous posts on so­cial me­dia shortly af­ter the event demon­strated the gen­eral pub­lic’s lack of aware­ness in safety.

This week’s quake was with­out a doubt neg­li­gi­ble. We must not for­get the Hayward Fault is over­due for a vi­o­lent con­vul­sion. We must in­form and pre­pare res­i­dents for the up­com­ing event-to-be, to save as many lives as we can.

— Yu­jiro Kita­gawa, stu­dent San Jose State Univer­sity

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