Monday, March 31, 2014

Rock, Rattle and Roll in Southern California - With an Earthquake Map

Best way to tell the story of the recent earthquakes in Southern California? Well, from review of websites sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), looks like the answer is a map. And if you want granularity - the Southern California Earthquake Data Center is as good as it gets. Get the picture by checking out "Recent Earthquakes":

Comment: I often find myself on the upper floors of a hotel building in Tokyo that is swaying around as one of the frequent small earthquakes rolls through the area. It gives me pause, but seldom real concern - unlike the experience of waking up in the middle of the night during the mid-1980's in Southern California to the clanking of the pull handles on the dresser that was in the room. I can tell you first hand what it is like to run into the street wearing nothing more than a t-shirt and underwear and seeing many of my neighbors doing the same thing!  Best of luck SoCal with what might be headed your way. 

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