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Whole lot of shakin'...

Being both born in California, Roxane and I have been through countless earthquakes, but when you are in the middle of one, there is a no more helpless feeling.

It is not what is happening at the very moment that gets you, it's the thought that "It might get bigger or worse!"

Last night we were awakened by our bed shaking like a bowl of jelly, and after riding it for awhile, correctly called it as a 5.0 on the Richter scale...take a look.


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2012 July 30 05:19:47 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 4.8
Location 1.871°S, 80.689°W
Depth 57 km (35.4 miles)
Distances 36 km (22 miles) NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador
38 km (23 miles) NNE of La Libertad, Ecuador
41 km (25 miles) NE of Salinas, Ecuador
57 km (35 miles) W of Pedro Carbo, Ecuador
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.3 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 8.2 km (5.1 miles)
Parameters NST=325, Nph=327, Dmin=340.6 km, Rmss=0.75 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000biwy
  • Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at your location. You can also view a map displaying accumulated data from your report and others.


This one was only 35 miles off the Coast...probably the closest we have ever been to an epicenter.  luckily it wasn't a 6.0 or 7.5.

Also, this one only did small and steady shaking, not the huge back and forth movements that we have experienced in our life.

The upshot of the whole thing is to make you very aware of just how powerful Mother Nature can be.






Posted on Mon, July 30, 2012 at 06:26AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment | References10 References

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