Tuesday, March 28, 2006

EARTHQUAKE!

I had a meeting at the golf course this evening to discuss the upcoming intramural season. The other team captains and I were gathered on patio outside the clubhouse and had just started the meeting when we all heard a loud rumbling that sounded like a large truck driving past. Only this time the rumbling rapidly grew in intensity until the building, patio and everything around us started shaking.

The shaking ramped down rather quickly and we all immediately started discussing how big we thought the quake was. Most guesses were in the mid to low 4s.

According to the USGS it was a 4.1 magnitude quake centered 5 miles east of Ridgecrest. It was a pretty good rumbler. But not as impressive as the 5.5 and 5.6 that we had about a week apart a couple years ago.

1 comment:

rob in china said...

Lucky you that you were on a golf course with no objects that can fall and hurt you.

I have never felt an earthquake before. I've always ended up like one of those people who have friends that have been through horrendous earthquakes and not 'lucky' enough to feel one him/herself.

When I lived by Ring of Fire (Pacific Rim), tremors are supposed to be frequent, but no such luck...