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?
Andrea: Me neither.
Me: How did you know there was one?
Andrea: The radio told me.
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.
So I checked the web to see what the situation is on the 'earthquake'. Here are the details (taken from http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci10182269.html)
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.