Mother Earth just made your bed rock!

So it's 4am and a 4.4 magnitude earthquake just hit the LA area. Hopefully everyone is ok! I'm wondering if anyone woke up from it and ran for their guns...

Sadly, I feel like this is just the beginning until the big one arrives. =/

-Willy Bob

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Add-on by Mac:

The quake woke me up and I was lying in bed for an hour. I was semi-conscious before the quake hit because Tifa was barking/whining. Dogs always know before it hits. Anyway, tried to go back to sleep but couldn't, so I decided to wake up super early today.

Immediately my guess was the quake was between 4.0 and 5.0 and I was right! Woo Californians can rate quakes like temperature! Well except if a 8.5 hits, then I can't say... hmm this is somewhere between 8.0 and 9.0. I'd just be like MOMMMYYY!!

Anyway, I went to USGS site and here's a map of the center of the quake:

Click on the thumbnail for full size picture. From the picture, I guesstimated that the epicenter was Northern Orange County.
So I went to google map, and copied and pasted the GPS directions:

34°N, 118°W

And guess what, epicenter is Hacienda Heights, about 3 miles from my house. Woo.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=34%C2%B0N,+118%C2%B0W&sll=33.997316,-118.043633&sspn=0.08781,0.181789&ie=UTF8&ll=33.997173,-117.987328&spn=0.175621,0.363579&z=12

2 comments:

Gen. Fee-Lahm said...

lol tifa wasn't barking cause an earthquake was coming, she was barking cause a terminator was outside.

and the quake only woke me up for a second. free vibrating bed!

TonTon-Tonster said...

Ugh, I slept through the whole thing which bothers me b/c should the big one hit 1) I'd probably sleep through it and 2) Cathy would probably run out the door w/o me. The quake most like isn't a precursor for something big to come. In addition, there's less chance if there are no aftershocks. Considering there's no fool proof way to predict the next quake yet, the next best alternative is to make preparations. Have to make sure my Star Wars collection is secure and safe! Not Boba Fett, anyone but Boba Fett!