Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shakes and Sprinkles

The clouds are coming in, getting thicker, so I'm hoping we'll get more than just the few scattered sprinkles that we got today.  But, sprinkles are good too!

Caltech seismologists said there were two small foreshocks of the largest quake and there have been over 100 aftershocks, the largest one occurring today around 2:30.  It was a 4.1, but I wasn't sure until I turned on the news at 5 p.m. that what I had felt was actually another quake and not just my cats, who were thundering around the house at that time having simultaneous kitty fits.  Since the ones last night, we've felt nothing up here (until the tiny, brief trembling of the floor this afternoon).  My guess was right; it was felt over such a wide area of Southern California because it was so shallow, only one mile below the surface.  I've never understood how seismologists figure out what's a foreshock, an aftershock and the actual main earthquake.  It's not the magnitude of the quake, which would make sense to me, but some main quakes have been much smaller than the foreshocks and aftershocks. 

I feel so bad for the people of La Habra, which is the epicenter of the quakes.  Quite a few house were rendered uninhabitable by the quakes while other people are afraid to go back inside for fear of another aftershock.  I'm just so thankful that no one was hurt, even when a car was overturned by a rock slide that was caused by the largest quake. 

Hopefully, we're done with earthquakes for a while...


  1. I love a brooding sky, and that is a stunning example - and, you captured a bird in flight too, nice.

    Yes, I hope things settle back down for a while. I imagine your kitty cats' hyperactivity might have been due to their sensing something amiss, or was about to happen.
    Incredible how in tune animals are isn't it?

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  3. Thanks Vicki, I'm glad you liked it. I have to admit, the bird was one of those "happy accidents." I didn't know it was there until I uploaded the photo!
    It is truly amazing how in tune with nature animals are, even when they live inside. Their senses make ours look pathetic in comparison.

  4. I am thankful too that no one has been hurt by these quakes and also so glad you are starting to get some rain. Forgot to tell you on your previous post - that woodpeck is beautiful. I looks like a parrot somewhat. Will have to post sometime our little downy ones. Stay safe and I hope your sticky stuff holds up.


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