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Comment: 14:18 - 15:03 (00:45)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "William Bakun", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, "Bay Area"

Our transcription: Once the shaking stopped, many people almost felt a sense of relief, assuming that they would no longer have to worry about another major earthquake during the foreseeable future.
However, the Loma Prieta Earthquake was not the so-called "big one" that geologists and millions of Californians have been waiting for.
We know that there will be future large earthquakes in the Bay Area, probably within the next few decades, and they are much likely to be closer to the centers of population, and to shake those centers of populations more strongly than Loma Prieta, and actually the strong shaking should last longer.

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