Sunday, June 12, 2005

Earthquake in Los Angeles

This morning at about 8:40 we felt a small earthquake here in Buena Park. The earthquake started with a small sharp jolt that was followed by 15 to 20 seconds of rolling. I judge quakes by the Exorcist/Jolly Jumper scale, on one end all hell brakes loose, pictures fly off the walls, freeways collapse, and the power goes out. On the other end of the scale is the Jolly Jumper type earthquake where you look around and say, is somebody shaking the bed? This earthquake was a Jolly Jumper.

The news is saying it was a 5.6 quake located in Riverside County near Palm Springs. This means that later in the day the various news teams will scramble to interviewing the inhabitants of various trailer parks located near the epicenter. I am not sure there are any houses in the 909.