Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Shaken, not stirred...
Well, we had a wee bit of an earthquake today...
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook the Los Angeles metropolitan area Tuesday, leaving residents rattled but causing no serious damage or injuries.
Bricks and other debris clutter an alleyway in Pomona, near Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.
However, the temblor served as a warning to southern Californians who had not experienced an earthquake in some time: the "Big One" remains a possibility. "This is a sample, a small sample," said Kate Hutton, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology.
"This is somewhere between small and moderate." She said there is a 5 percent chance the quake could be a precursor to a larger earthquake. After 24 hours, she said, that chance will drop to 1 percent.
Thankfully, it didn't cause too much damage up here in LA.
But, I may need to secure my martini glasses a bit better, just to be safe.