Earth Pages News of June 2005 reported on the development by the US Geological Survey of the first daily seismic forecasting service, which covers California. It has a web site at http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/step. The forecast is for events, generally aftershocks of earlier earthquakes, with sufficient energy to throw objects off shelves (Modified Mercalli Index VI). On June 30 2005, Lake Tahoe had a chance around 1 in 100 of such a tremblor, with the length of the San Andreas and related fault systems highlighted at between 1 in 10 000 to 1000. Of course, it will take some time before people link as quickly as they do to the weather forecast.