Earthquake!

29 07 2008

There was just a magnitude 5.8 earthquake (edit: news reports are now calling it a 5.4) 29 miles southwest of (the center of) Los Angeles, near Chino Hills. Apparently there was also a magnitude 3.8 aftershock a couple minutes afterwards (among many other aftershocks).

Check out USGS info about the quake here.

I had one picture frame fall over and could feel the apartment building swaying here in Pasadena. It sounded like some larger things may have fallen over in the apartment above me (I’m on the 2nd floor).

True to my elementary school training, I dropped and covered under my desk and waited for the shaking to stop.

The last earthquake I’ve experienced was the 2001 Nisqually quake up in Washington, which was an order of magnitude stronger (a 6.8).

Did anyone else feel it?

Lizzy

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