What’s Shakin’?

We just received a little shake as we were getting ready to think about loading the car for the trip to the airport.  Here’s the USGS site that describes what we just experienced: http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/118-34.htm (this link is now outdated – but still interesting, however the earthquake was determined to be a 5.4 – not big by California standards).

It shook a few things off of the shelves and we are now wondering if this is a precursor to the BIG ONE.  If so, we might come home to rubble (but not Barney, Betty, or Bam Bam).  (It’s now a week later, so obviously not the BIG ONE).

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5 responses to “What’s Shakin’?

  1. “Obama caused LA Earthquake”
    — latest PR from McSame campaign

    Funny.
    By the way… Thanks. You made the 100th comment.
    I’m assuming you are from Loomis, up by Sac? Did you feel the quake?

  2. Oh, Lord! I hope that this is it for you guys out there. I heard about this on the way home from work. Take care of yourselves!

    We just arrived home (and it is still standing), so not to worry – yet. Thanks for thinking of us.

  3. I heard about this! I’m glad you and your family, home, etc. are all okay.

    Crossing my fingers that “The Big One” isn’t up next!

    🙂

    Not yet, but you never know. Thanks for thinking of us.

  4. I’ll take earthquakes over tornadoes any day. I live in Northern California and haven’t felt an earthquake in a couple of years now.

    We lived up there during the Loma Prieta quake in ’89 that shook the Giants out of the World Series and gave the A’s their only series win in three consecutive attempts (at least that’s my version). Then, of all things, we moved to the LA area just after the ’94 quake shook down some of the freeways. If you look at the USGS site, you will note that there are anywhere from 300-1,000 earthquakes in California every week – they are just so small that we generally don’t feel them unless we are lying down very still.

  5. 2.6 shook your walls?? Were you on the epicenter or something??

    Stacy

    It was 5.4 (the site I listed updates hourly, so it is out of date pretty quickly). It was centered in Chino Hills, which is maybe 40 miles or so from our home. We live on the San Andreas faultline (it literally runs down a street about a mile from our home), but I don’t know if that had any bearing on our feeling this one – I hear that it was felt clear up in Las Vegas.

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