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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

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Many earthquakes have stepped forward to question why they are not given names much like their natural disaster cousins-the hurricane.

"We can cause just as much damage and show up very unannounced," said the San Francisco Bay Area 'quake from 1989. "I really messed up the Bay Bridge hardcore and delayed the World Series. I challenge any hurricane to claim a World Series delay on their resume."

The rumblings from earthquakes were apparently contagious as several tornadoes also hinted that by being named they would feel more appreciated. "It just doesn't seem right, I mean...I don't know. It just doesn't seem right that's all," said an Oklahoma tornado from May 6, 2002.

California Seismologist Arthur Minor who recently had a phone conversation with the Seattle, WA earthquake of 2002, agreed with many of the earthquake's points. "It's just a respect thing and I think if we can get the USGS, FEMA, and some of these 'quakes to sit down together we can hammer something out. Even if it's just a numbering system."

Earthquakes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms have threatened to go on strike if they continue to go unnamed. "We don't want it to come to this because the spring earthquakes, though devastating, are vital for survival of young crops," said California farmer Jackson Dugan.

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