As relatively new Californian’s we’re anxious for the little ones, small earthquakes that do no harm but are fun to talk about. We’ve got no desire to see the destruction the proverbial “Big One” will bring.
There was a 3.1 quake, small enough to do no damage but large enough to feel, in Newport Beach. USGS says it was seven miles from Irvine. We’re on the far east side of Irvine, a mile or two farther.
Napping. I felt nothing.
Helaine, who was downstairs, felt nothing. Ditto for Doppler.
Cousin Melissa, a little closer, posted that she felt it on Facebook.
That’s a shame. Under ten miles away and over magnitude 3.0 should be felt.
There will be more opportunities.