Posted by: blogone | May 9, 2006

Did you feel the earth move? No? Me neither!

It's 5.36pm San Diego on Monday May 8th. Andrea left for work about one hour ago. I'm home from work about 2 hours. Andrea just phoned me:

Andrea: Alan, did you feel the earthquake?

Me: No.

Andrea: Me neither.

Me: How did you know there was one?

Andrea: The radio told me.

Me: Really!

Andrea: Yes it was just off the coast….

Me: (cutting Andrea off)…the radio talks to you?

Andrea: Shut up, I've got to go.

Me: bye.

So I checked the web to see what the situation is on the 'earthquake'. Here are the details (taken from

Magnitude 3.1 – local magnitude (ML)
Time Monday, May 8, 2006 at 5:30:33 PM (PDT)
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 0:30:33 (UTC)
Distance from Coronado, CA – 14 km (8 miles) WSW (251 degrees)
Imperial Beach, CA – 19 km (12 miles) WNW (291 degrees)
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – 19 km (12 miles) WSW (237 degrees)
San Diego, CA – 22 km (14 miles) SW (225 degrees)
Coordinates 32 deg. 38.3 min. N (32.639N), 117 deg. 18.6 min. W (117.310W)
Depth 12.7 km (7.9 miles)
Location Quality Fair
Location Quality Parameters Nst=025, Nph=025, Dmin=23 km, Rmss=0.16 sec, Erho=1.1 km, Erzz=1.7 km, Gp=244.8 degrees
Event ID# ci10182269
Additional Information 2-degree map
Topo map centered at earthquake (This link takes you offsite).

3.1, 3.1! A mere blip.

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