Two small, 2-pointers rattled along the Hayward Fault in the San Ramon area last night, one just before 6 p.m. and the second just after 11 p.m, according to Bay City News (via The Appeal).

These follow a 3-pointer on September 2nd, and a 2-pointer on August 25th, both centered along the fault but further north. We don't want to be alarmist, and that guy seems to be calm for now (predicting his only biggie this week in Southern California), but is the Hayward Fault getting ready to blow? Please read here and here regarding "precursor events" and "foreshocks" and participate in our paranoia, if you so choose. Were you aware, for instance, that in 1975 foreshocks led to the evacuation of the Chinese city of Haicheng, home to 100 million inhabitants, most of whom were saved from a 7.3 magnitude quake that soon struck and destroyed half the city?

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