Did You Feel It?

3.0 EarthquakeThere was a small 3.0 earthquake last night around 9.30pm Pacific Daylight time. 3.0s aren’t terribly big, but we (me and mine) happened to be about only five miles from the epicenter. It was a quick and exciting jolt. And as it happens, I was laying on the floor at the time so I got the full force of it (no couch or bed absorbing any of the energy). Here’s the skinny (courtsey of USGS):

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 3.0
  • Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 04:28:49 UTC
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 09:28:49 PM at epicenter
Location 33.627°N, 117.906°W
Depth 11.3 km (7.0 miles)
  • 1 km (1 miles) NNW (327°) from Newport Beach, CA
  • 4 km (3 miles) S (172°) from Costa Mesa, CA
  • 7 km (4 miles) WNW (284°) from San Joaquin Hills, CA
  • 13 km (8 miles) S (190°) from Santa Ana, CA
  • 57 km (36 miles) SE (146°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Parameters Nph=112, Dmin=4 km, Rmss=0.35 sec, Gp= 97°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=O
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:, USGS, Caltech, CGS, UCB, UCSD, UNR
Event ID ci14358316

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