My First Earthquake (Or: What Drinks Did I Have Last Night?)

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:48 pm by Martin

Yesterday at 10:30 in the morning I felt my first earthquake here in California. The epicenter was north of Temecula, which is about 45-60 minutes north east of Carlsbad. The earthquake reached 4.7 on the Richter scale. It wasn’t anything big here in Carlsbad. I was still lying in bed and just about to get up when I heard the wood of the house and the wooden shutters in my room make some noise. I also felt the bed shaking a little bit. Here’s a map that shows where people said they felt it:

The original source of the above image is: http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/ca/STORE/X10275733/ciim_display.html

Looking at the map of recent earthquakes in California at http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs it’s actually surprising I haven’t felt any other earthquakes so far.

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