Whole Lotta Quaking

“Didya feel it?” I wrote.

I shudder to think how many alerts my friend Farrell in Palm Springs has sent to his Blackberry. I know for sure one of them comes from a local TV station.

Subject: Breaking News – 3.2 Earthquake Near Borrego Spring

Live from KESQ the Desert’s News Leader.

A magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck eight miles north of Borrego Springs and about 32 miles south-southeast of Palm Springs at 7:37 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are no reports of injuries or damage at this time. For the latest details watch KESQ Newschannel 3 at 5 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM and stay up to date with breaking news from KESQ.com


24 hours a day.

I’d be down on my knees praying for forgiveness, but a 3.2 is pretty puny in shaky California. I can’t imagine the locals will lose any sleep.

“Didya feel it?” I wrote.

“No,” he answered. “The only vibration I felt was the BlackBerry notification.”

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One thought on “Whole Lotta Quaking”

  1. A 3.2 is barely detectable…the blackberry would vibrate more, IMHO. We don’t usually notice much below a 4 around here. Last big bump that got our attention was more of an irritation, because they evacuated our work buildings whilst the safety folk waled through to see if anything fell down. Sum total of the damage–one loose ceiling tile over my desk gor a bit looser.

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