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Calif. Earthquake a Preview of the 'Big One'?

A 6.0 earthquake rattled central California on Thursday -- is it a harbinger of the "Big One?" NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Andrew Michael of the Menlo Park Earthquake Hazard Team about the earthquake near the rural California village of Parkfield, and the challenge of forecasting temblors.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.