Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Rocking and rolling
I grew up in Southern California and should be used to these things, but apparently, I'm out of training.
I was watching a movie night before last when suddenly my bed felt like it was sinking...then my bed, and my house started shakiing from side to side. There was a creaking noise for accompaniment, just like in the movies (the walls, no doubt). It was, well...creepy.
I catapulted out of bed and hit the USGS site. Turns out it was a 5.7 "after shock" to the much larger Easter Sunday earthquake that rattled the southern border of California, near Ocotillo. Those poor folks. A quick peek at the USGS site showed me there have been after shocks approximate every couple of minutes since Easter. There were literally dozens that had occurred between the one I felt Monday night and when I check their site again yesterday morning.
Ah, life on the fault lines. Guess I need to get my earthquake juju back if I'm going to be happy hanging out here for a while.