Friday, November 16, 2007

My First Earthquake

I believe that I just experienced my first earthquake a few moments ago. I was sitting here at my computer working on something unimportant and then there was this rumbling noise and the floor shook like the house just got crashed into by a car. It was subtle and really low. I ran downstairs and outside to see if anyone was around to ask if that really was an earthquake, but no one else seemed to see it as any big deal.

Conveniently, I found this website that lists all the earthquakes in the last 7 days. And that confirmed it -- indeed I just experienced my first quake:

MagnitudeUTC Date-TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthRegion
2.62007/11/17 02:55:1934.376-119.6510.0SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA
3.42007/11/17 02:45:0834.390-119.65810.3SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA

I have to say, it was sort of exciting. A 3.4 quake followed by a 2.6 one, and I could feel them and nothing bad happened. I think anything over a 5 would scare me out of my wits, but for now, that was cool.


cat said...

wow you're crazy!!

stephanie said...

ongrats! that sounds cool!

stephanie said...

i meant, congrats...