September 09, 2004
Rumbling and Rustling
It's 4am. At 3:33am we felt a big BUMP and some jiggling: an earthquake. We wondered whether it was bigger elsewhere far away. See this map of recent earthquakes in our area - right now it shows the one we felt in red (probably not by the time you see this!), about 3 on the Richter scale, looks like, centered right here. It shows 235 earthquakes in the past week in California and Nevada. Here's the actual data for the quake: 3.4 magnitude, near Saratoga, CA. Did you know you can enter information about how you experienced earthquakes (whether you felt them or not)? The subjective information for this quake. Already by 4:09am, 93 people had responded, including 26 in Saratoga itself and 5 in Sunnyvale. I can't believe that many others were awake with us at this crazy hour.
After a while, I pulled up the shade and gazed at Orion's belt and the sliver of a moon. I heard some rustling outside - a squirrel? I guess not, since they are all diurnal except for flying squirrels (haven't seen any of those lately). Then again I'm diurnal and I'm rustling around at this moment...
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Hmm didn't feel anything here in San Jose, course I was asleep at that time :-) but it didn't wake me up.
I think I've only felt like 2-3 earthquakes since we've been here (9 years). Most just felt like a big truck drove by. I hope I never experience a big one.
Posted by: Helen | Sep 9, 2004 10:29:38 PM