Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Southern California Excitement

Within the last 24 hours we have experienced two of the things that LA is most famous for; earthquakes and crime.

We were just hit by what the USGS is estimating to be a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. The epicenter is about 35 miles to the east. My first though was “what in blazes are they doing upstairs?” but then the whole building started to shake and I knew it was an LA Riverdance.

In April’s building, which is a skyrise in Century City, the effects were even more dramatic. Her entire building swayed for about a minute. Out the windows they could see the other buildings swaying. So far there are no injuries or deaths reported. I hope it stays that way.


Last night a woman was stabbed and killed in the parking lot of April’s building just as April was leaving work.


In the video in the link they interviewed April’s supervisor. A lot of people weren’t able to get out until the investigation was finished. April brought mace to work today (unfortunately it doesn’t work against earthquakes).

I’m grateful that April was not harmed and our hearts go out to the family of the victim.

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