We've lived here for 15 months now, and we just had our second earthquake. This was a big one, but a lot farther away. It was a 5.4* magnitude just east of LA, probably 120 miles from where we live.
There was a long, low rumble, and I heard some moving of picture frames, maybe, and then it was done. Compared to the first one I was in, this was longer and lower and less generally thrilling. However, I knew what it was pretty quickly this time.
The first thing I did was to run down to check on the foundation that is currently in a state of limbo. More to come on that project, but for now just know that nothing shifted here, temporary foundation and all.
Post-posting edit. I was too quick on the draw with my post -- the quake was just downgraded from 5.8 to a 5.4.
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
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