[UPDATED with Sharp A.M. Jolt:] Quake Rolls Through Yorba Linda ... to Yawns
No, Daddy's not 'shroomin' again. It was, of course, that frequent visitor during the dog days of SoCal summers, an earthquake.
Clicking onto regular old local teevee, it was revealed the 4.4-magnitude temblor struck at 11:23 p.m., centered two miles northeast of Yorba Linda.
But, to give outsiders an idea of how ho-hum such an event has become, the 11 p.m. newscasts that were wrapping up pretty much shrugged it off.
If a drop of rain had fallen, we'd see breaking Storm Watch 2012 Armageddon Edition coverage. A 4.4 quake? Pfft, no big whoop. It was several minutes before a scroll appeared alerting KNBC's Olympics viewers to the shaking.
And no, dear citizens, that was not God's wrath for the way women's beach volleyball players are barely covering their naughty bits.
Turns out there was much more going on with the Earth's plates. Checking in today with the U.S. Geological Survey, one discovered the first jolt was followed two minutes later by a 2.7 aftershock in the same area, a 1.2 shaker a mile from Yorba Linda at 11:41 p.m. and, over the next 50 minutes, five more rattlers within two miles of Nixonland and ranging from 1.4 to 2.1 magnitude.
I suspect Patty Hewes was involved.
UPDATE, AUG. 8, 9:37 A.M.: A sharp jolt just struck under my feet here in Costa Mesa at 9:33 a.m.
It also flapped my window shutters.
Did you feel it, or was it the 'shrooms?
This just in: it was a 4.5 centered near Villa Park. Will update if, unlike last night, there were injuries or significant damage.
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