Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Little Earthquake

Work a few minutes ago was interrupted by a little earthquake. The floor seemed to rumble like a bomb had gone off, then my whole floor (I'm on floor 5 of 8 in my building) started moving back and forth a few centimeters. It was pretty cool. Popping my head out of my cubicle, some people were headed for the stairs to leave, but a little shaking isn't going to get me out of here -- I've got too much work to do to be chased off by a little earthquake.

USGS.gov reports the following:

Magnitude 5.6
Date-Time

* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 UTC
* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM at epicenter

Location 33.959°N, 117.752°W
Depth 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances

* 3 km (2 miles) SW (235°) from Chino Hills, CA
* 8 km (5 miles) SE (127°) from Diamond Bar, CA
* 9 km (5 miles) NNE (23°) from Yorba Linda, CA
* 11 km (7 miles) S (178°) from Pomona, CA
* 47 km (29 miles) ESE (103°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 1.3 km (0.8 miles)
Parameters Nph=144, Dmin=8 km, Rmss=0.42 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=E
Source

* California Integrated Seismic Net:
* USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID ci14383980

A whole slew of aftershocks followed a few minutes later. Good to get some of that tension out ... ;)

1 comment:

Brent & Ashley said...

A little earthquake. Any earthquake that you feel is scary.
:)

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