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Page 20 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The Adams County Record A Grand, Grand Opening Shake, Rattle and... What!? and music on a beautiful spring day. About a dozen vendors from near and far provided colorful displays of amazing artwork and booths. Les and Nancy Brocus provided some fine music. BY DALE FISK The grand opening of All About Wood last Saturday was full of color Steve's Automotive & Towing A Professional & Complete Auto Service 2194 Hwy 95, Council 253-3614 Air Conditioning Minor Service* $39.95 + Freon (134A Systems) *Evacuation or Repairs Not Included Expires June 15, 2012 OUr Succe88  Complete brake service Depends  Check engine light Belts on Your  Hoses Sadsfacdon!  Tmme-up BY DALE FISK About 4:30 Friday morning, some people around McCall were shaken awake by what felt like an earthquake. But the people at Idaho's U.S. Geological Survey said their seismographs detected nothing. USGS Geospatial Mapping Coordinator, Scott VanHoff said there had been a 2.2 magnitude earthquake the night before at about 9:30 PM, northwest of Weiser, Idaho. q-he instruments that USGS uses are very sensitive, and they can't imagine how a quake could have happened without t h e m sensing it. However, J o a n Gomberg, a researcher at the University o f Washington said her seismic recordings did register what might have been a small earthquake at 4:42 AM Mountain Time on Friday. As to why the USGS instruments didn't pick up the quake, she offered, "This area is at the edge of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and where the monitoring network begins to get sparser, so small earthquakes are more likely to be missed:' According to one source, all the monitoring equipment for. quakes is either in Washington, western Montana, or western Wyoming, so they might not have been in the right spot to pick up the McCall quake. Idaho is ranked fifth highest in the nation for earthquake hazard. Only California, Nevada, Utah, and Alaska have a greater overall hazard. Idaho has experienced the two largest earthquakes in the contiguous United States in the last thirty years--the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake (7.5) and the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake (7.3). Both tremors caused fatalities and millions of dollars in damage. In all parts of Idaho, the historical record of seismicity reveals at least a moderate threat from earthquakes. There are hundreds of shallow fault lines all over Idaho, and small tremors happen frequently. So the incident hasn't been fully explained. But there are several people in the McCall who swear they haven't lost their minds. They're sure it was an earthquake. One 0% Savings Vinyl and Carpet $9.95 s.,. Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu, Tarkett, and Mannington Height Set ar Stools Slivo 399 $100. Queen Memory Foam MattresS $399 Free Set of Sheets 525 State