Thursday, May 17, 2007

My First Earthquake!

A minor earthquake occurred at 2:54:48 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 13, 2007. The magnitude 3.0 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) ENE of Canoga Park, CA. The hypocentral depth is 19 km (12 miles).

That's right, my very first earthquake. How exciting! I've lived here for over a year and a half and just now (well last Sunday) experienced one. It felt like someone slammed a huge door downstairs that shook the apartment building.

My girlfriend knew right away what it was but I had to look it up on the USGS site and sure enough, a 3.0 at Northridge.


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