Sunday, May 17, 2009

Things That Go Bump In The Night

EARTHQUAKE!
So, did ya feel it? No?

Tonight we here in Southern California had another reminder that we live in Earthquake Country. At 8:39 p.m. a little 4.7 shaker hit the Los Angeles area and there have been a couple smaller aftershocks since then.

NEWPORT-INGLEWOOD FAULT
This one, which apparently was located on the northern/western tip of the Newport-Inglewood Fault, was felt throughout the Southern California area and, according to news reports very late Sunday night, has resulted in very little damage.

A LITTLE JOLT HERE

Here in Costa Mesa it was a jolt, then some jiggling - enough so that we moved to a doorway for the duration of the 8-10 second tremor.

USGS MAP

Here's a map from the USGS site - one of many available for viewing for each such shaker. I've provided a link over on the right side of this page for that site for future reference.
THE BIG ONE - FICTION OR PREDICTION?
Just for reference, shortly after Hurricane Katrina I wrote an essay on my other blog site which addressed a potential big shaker on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. You may find it of interest. It can be read HERE.

So, life goes on here in "shaky land".

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