What’s shaking lately
We had an earthquake Friday night, the second one recently. Neither was huge, but both were big enough that everyone noticed them.
I follow this Twitter channel. It’s called LA QuakeBot (@earthquakesLA.) It posts a tweet every time that USGS registers an earthquake, so that’s including low-magnitude ones that you wouldn’t feel if you stood right on top of them. Normally it’s just a cute thing to have in your Twitter stream. It’s a quick answer in this conversation: “Hey, was that a quake? No, don’t be dumb. Hey, yeah, it was, a 2.7 in Tarzana! Huh, go figure.”
Lately, though, it won’t shut up. By my quick count:
|Date range||# earthquakes tweeted|
|Feb 28 – Mar 6||24|
|Mar 7 – Mar 13||23|
|Mar 14 – Mar 20||45|
|Mar 21 – Mar 27||22|
|Friday, March 28th||62|
|Saturday, March 29th||67|
And today’s on a similar pace.
I’m no fan of the way local news starts talking about “the Big One” every time a quake hits (here’s a story that will scare you, Los Angeles), but sheesh…
Just in case:
Meanwhile, I’m switching to @bigQuakesLA. It only tracks the 3.5 and aboves.