I'm sure many of you have heard about the Alum Rock earthquake in California. When I first heard about it, I was like "yikes! That's really close to my parents!" But felt better when I saw the magnitude was only 5.6. Ok! I know that might be a lot for some of you, but after the 1989 one, it's considered a more mild one, on my personal scale. :)
I've been looking at pictures online and trying to figure out how close to the epicenter my parents house is. From what I understand, it was just about 3-4 miles away. Too close for comfort.
The green arrow points to their house, the orange circle is where I believe the epicenter is. The epicenter is 7 miles from Milpitas (top left corner) and 5 miles from Alum Rock (bottom center).
My dad was sure thinking ahead when he built a steel-frame house (can "give" more than wood houses), but they gotta quit having so many adventures!