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Avoiding Quake Talk in San Francisco

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Avoiding Quake Talk in San Francisco

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Avoiding Quake Talk in San Francisco

Avoiding Quake Talk in San Francisco

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Scientists agree that there is an excellent chance that another great earthquake will happen in San Francisco's Bay Area sometime within the next 30 years.

But many residents of the area are resolutely in denial about the possibility of such a catastrophe. Commentator Louise Rafkin talked to her friends and neighbors for an understanding of how people balance everyday danger with everyday life.