Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Temblor? Yep, it was.

A little shaking at the house just now, but nothing yet on recent California earthquakes. 

If that wasn't a quake, I'd like to know what it was.  The house shuddered nicely twice, separated by about two minutes.



A moderate earthquake occurred at 0:18:00 AM (PST) on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
The magnitude 5.8 event occurred 29 km (18 miles) WSW of Hawthorne, NV.
The hypocentral depth is 19 km (12 miles).

That's about 228 miles away from me.

We usually don't feel the coastal quakes here unless they are on the larger side, because the alluvial of the central valley absorbs the energy.  It's these east side quakes that make our little ranch jump around.  That one is on the bigger side of what usually happen over on the other side of the Sierra.  It'll make the news tomorrow morning, and it might have been quite the ride out in Hawthorne, Nevada.

Another shake at 1:15! Jiggly fun here in California tonight!


  1. Crikey mate! It looks like shaky pudding there.
    Take care.

    1. No worries. A stick built house like mine just twists and turns, then pops back happily into shape.