Sunday, September 02, 2007

We are shakin' and bakin' today!

Living in southern California, we get lots of earthquakes. Daily. Where I live, we don't even feel most of them. A lot of them are in the desert east of us, near Ocotillo Wells or in the Salton Sea area and are around 2.5-3.7 magnitude. Baby earthquakes. But today, TODAY, I felt it and heard it - big time! John and I were sitting on the couch in the living room and felt it shake eveything. John said, "What the hell was that?" I just gave him the look. Sheesh. It was a 4.7 magnitude originating in the Lake Elsinore area. Here's a map. Here's where San Marcos is... See Oceanside on the coast? See the gray line from Oceanside going east? See where it kind of makes a curve up? That's about where San Marcos is. Those long red lines on the map are the major earthquake faults in our area. Neat, huh? Oh, it's now 1:08pm and it's about 95 degrees with 47% humidity.

6 comments:

Julie said...

HA! We felt it but Johanna and I thought it was just us walking around upstairs!! LOL!

Jennifer said...

There's a whole lot of shakin' goin' on there, eh? So GREAT to see you coloring again. I've missed your works of art. Keep 'em comin'!

Jennifer said...

There's a whole lot of shakin' goin' on there, eh? So GREAT to see you coloring again. I've missed your works of art. Keep 'em comin'!

~missprissme said...

It was 108 near Poway today, didn't feel the tremor but we heard about it. I've got USGS bookmarked.

justjohanna said...

it was soooo hot today in escondido too! and yeah, i did think it was just us making a ruckus... but when mr luggage said he also felt it in the other room, i was convinced.

Heather Grow said...

Oh man. I was out of town up by Santa Barbara all day yesterday. I totally missed it. I've got a red line running through my town too.