More Shaking – Close By This Time
Last week, we had an earthquake centered in Napa – about 75 miles away from my home. It felt like a gentle shaking of the bed here (enough to wake me up and know that it was an earthquake, not enough to get out of bed). Tonight, we had another earthquake. I was sitting in an armchair in the family room, reading, when my chair shook as if someone had kicked it. A friend in the neighborhood was quickly in touch with my wife (who felt cheated because she didn’t feel anything).
I checked the US Geological Service web site, and sure enough – a quake, but the epicenter for this one was only about three miles from my home, and very close to the Stanford Campus. Luckily, it was only a 2.9 magnitude, or we’d have seen a major damage in the area. This was really dodging a bullet.