June 15, 2004

Hear Hear, for Here Here's, or, The Quake

After reading the following sentence here:

San Diego Bloggers feel it here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.

I had to post something, in the hopes that Joe Crawford would add one more "here" to the list. I mean, after all. Please?

I felt the quake here in La Jolla. The house groaned and complained. Everything moved laterally --- east-west. No up-down movement, just a sudden, fairly strong east-west, west-east, east-west jolt that lasted about four secohnds. Luckily the stilts holding the house up are supported by those cables forming an "X" between the stilts.

For what it's worth, Jesse the English Bull Terrier slept through the whole thing.

Favorite television news moment: the interview at professor James Abbot's home (he's the local SDSU geology prof that the media loves to interview). From the camera angle it's not clear, but at one point the camera zooms in on the good Professor's Macintosh screen depicting the USGS website, and a finger appears, pointing to the wrong quake off the coast. The quake was 50 some odd miles south- southwest of Coronado, but the finger was pointing to a red dot off the coast of San Clemente. D'oh! Good ol' television news people.

Posted by brian at June 15, 2004 08:50 PM | TrackBack


You making fun of my "here's" ? ;-)

Posted by: Joe Crawford at June 15, 2004 09:08 PM

Actually there were two quakes Mag 4.7-5.1, within 30 seconds of each other.

Posted by: TRex at June 16, 2004 12:52 PM

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