I was on Instant Messenger with my friend Farrell a moment ago. Though he works in Poland, tonight he’s home in Palm Springs.
(01:11:25) Farrell: just now
(01:11:28) geoff: wow
(01:11:29) Farrell: house just shook
(01:11:31) geoff: in the Springs
(01:11:46) Farrell: just now
(01:12:10) geoff: wow
(01:12:25) Farrell: where can i go to see it on line
(01:12:34) Farrell: vered thought she felt something on the other side of the house
(01:12:37) Farrell: weird
(01:12:43) Farrell: the entire room shook in here
(01:12:49) geoff: small quake?
(01:12:55) Farrell: small maybe
(01:13:07) Farrell: but large enough for the 3rd bedroom to shake including my chair and the desk
(01:13:33) Farrell: vered was in the BR when she felt it
(01:13:37) geoff: looking for it now
It’s was freaky to be online, speaking with someone, as the quake let loose.
This was even more amazing. Within a few moments,the data was available online!
This is a computer-generated message. This event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.
A light earthquake occurred at 10:11:26 PM (PDT) on Friday, June 1, 2007.
The magnitude 4.2 event occurred 17 km (11 miles) ENE of Thousand Palms, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 5 km ( 3 miles).
According to all this, Farrell felt the quake and sent a message three seconds before it happened! Could be my clock. Could be a data error at USGS.
Farrell and Vered are OK. They’ve got no damage. I’d be changing underwear.