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A Little Shake, Rattle and Roll

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Late last night we were watching TV when it felt like someone had pushed the house about 20 feet, held it there for a while to build up some energy and then let it go; felt like we were then shaking for a few minutes.

I’m (almost) used to the little shakes we get infrequently (the Valley is on it’s own fault line) but last night’s was quite different in style, and very very noticeable. Turns out that it was a 5.4 magnitude event, about 40 miles or so south of us and from the newspaper this morning I think everyone who was awake felt it. Looks like there were many aftershocks but I didn’t feel those.

Not the Big One yet, but certainly felt it.

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February 9th, 2008 at 10:59 am

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