July 9, 2009: Tremors are increasing near Parkfield in central California. As Parkfield lies on a segment of the San Andreas Fault, this might indicate that the "Big One", the expected and long overdue megathrust earthquake is about to hit California.
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- Does this have anything to do with the mysterious fire creatures which might be lurking under this hot spot in Southern California? Are they migrating further north?
- If this earthquake does indeed happen now, it might accelerate the slide of California towards an After The End setting - especially given the state's financial troubles.