Friday, November 02, 2007

Close to home

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!



Elaine Adair said...

Yikes - those of us who have experiences nearness to tornadoes think earthquakes are MUCH worse! Scarey. Glad they are all OK.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I guess my last house was about 10 miles away. I only felt ONE while I lived there, and it was only about a 2.2, lol.

Kim said...

glad everyone is ok- very close.
We get little earth quakes in NJ too- did you know that we have the biggest fault after CA here and it's on the other side of town :O
I'm one of the only idiots carrying earthquake insurance on my house in town. Well since I didn't need flood I figured I might as well- you never know.

Have 6 more blocks ready for tomorrow's sewing :) that would be 2 of 7 rows complete. I really need to figure how many more of these jelly rolls I need to finish the quilt. But I also want to look at Judy L's pattern Kaitlin and do that totally scrappy ....need to put this inklingo to good use

Jasmine's Journey said...

We live in Cali too and I didn't feel anything. Maybe we are too high up.