Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Earthquake!

About four minutes ago I felt a very unnatural shaking in the apartment. At first I thought nothing of it, but then decided to see if there was a place where earthquake data was easily available.

Lo and behold: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

They don't know the magnitude yet, and it hasn't been reviewed by a seismologist, but I can certainly vouch that it happened.

Nothing big, didn't even rattle the pictures on the wall, but it's vary cool to see how fast this information is available.

Update

The USGS now reports it was a 3.0 magnitude quake and about 15 miles north of my current location.

Art Update


I put a little tag by Santa Cruz, in case you didn't know where it was located

1 comment:

infinitecrustacean said...

yeah - I would have wet myself :)

After the Nisqually quake I became obsessed w/ the USGS realtime Earthquake reports. My fave is the "did you feel it" button.

Not-so-random but not very interesting fact: UW's seismograph used to be located in the basement of the most "unsafe" earthquake building on campus. This was much more interesting prior to the big retro fit they just completed...