Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shaking and baking

Okay, so I wasn't baking when it happened. Ten minutes ago, I was in bed, trying to fall asleep. I am a night owl by nature. So going to bed after 3 AM isn't unusual for me. What was unusual however was about an hour after I turned the lights off... I turned them back on again.

If you didn't feel it or haven't heard yet ... at 4:04 AM this morning, we had ourselves a little 4.4 magnitude earthquake. It was centered at 34°N, 118°W, which puts you in West Covina/Whittier/Hacienda Heights area. A little more exact, it's 5 miles NE of Downey, 11 miles ESE of Los Angeles.

Here's the link where I found it

I was actually a little surprised that when I pulled up the initial map of CA, there were so many little blips for earthquakes. Most of them appear to be small ones, under 2.5 for the most part. A few 3's here and 4's there. This is the first earthquake that's jolted me. I felt a small rolling one a year or two ago. I can't remember the last time an earthquake jolted me so much. Probably the Northridge one way back in the 90's.

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