Time: roughly 10 minutes before 2pm PST
As I sat in my office I felt the ground start to shake. Just as soon as I could say earthquake, it was gone.
Reports are coming in now, calling it a 5.3 but they are not sure if it was a quake or an aftershock.
This makes the 3rd earthquake in a WEEK if it IS a earthquake. I’m starting to think my decision to move to Los Angeles was a very bad idea. I know true West Coasters brush this type of thing off their shoulder and continue with their lattes, but for me it is a bit unnerving. Tsunami warnings, earthquakes and tremors are becoming a way of life out here.
I’m sure more accurate reports are coming in now, I’ll keep you posted on anything major. If you are on the West Coast, buckle up!
UPDATE: Earthquake has been downgraded to a 4.9 and called a “garden variety” earthquake. Good to know.
Sounds like it may have actually have been 2 earthquakes with a small one in Newport.
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