Science: Bakersfield Shake

"God must have tipped him off," sneered the California Graphic at Geologist Bailey Willis because the earthquake against which he had warned Los Angeles had not occurred (TIME, Feb. 27).

Last week the earth shook 90 miles from Los Angeles—at dreadfully hot Bakersfield. Eight or nine shocks did little or no damage.

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