“A magnitude 7.2 quake struck this afternoon – Easter Sunday – at 3:40 p.m. in the Mexican state of Baja California. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was about 20 miles south of the California border, and 108 miles south-east of Tijuana.
The quake, which was a ‘swaying kind’, was felt across Southern California and even parts of Arizona by more than 20 million people.”
We didn’t feel the quake at the museum, because it’s built on top of solid rock, but Mr F did. He was at home, and when the floor started swaying he first thought he was dizzy, but as soon the dishes in the cupboards rattled, and the lights above the dining table swayed, he knew it was a quake.
Driving home from work I heard a radio interview with Dr Lucy Jones of Caltech. She said in the few days after the quake there’s a very good chance that there could be a “triggered earthquake” of around magnitude 6.0.
I went straight to the supermarket to get some emergency supplies of bottled water, and stood in the check out line behind “Newman” from the Seinfeld show.
Newman (portrayed by Wayne Knight)—An overweight and despicable, though curiously well-educated postal worker. He is known as Kramer’s accomplice and Jerry’s nemesis and is a neighbor of both (Apartment 5E). He usually goes out of his way to make Jerry’s life miserable. He also loves eating and being obnoxious in Jerry’s apartment.
There have been multiple aftershocks. We’ll know more tomorrow.