Sunday, May 17, 2009
We were just hit by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Hawthorne. April and I along with my mom and Uncle Dave and Aunt Mary Lou were visiting relatives in Long Beach when the house began to shake. It lasted for 15 seconds or so, which seemed like a long time while the quake was happening. Even though tonight's earthquake was smaller than last July's quake, this one felt quite a bit stronger because we were so much closer to the epicenter. Fortunately tonights's quake wasn't too strong. In fact it was like a good roller coaster ride, just scary enough to be fun.