I opened up Firefox this evening to a severe weather alert from ForecastFox…which surprised me, given that it’s lovely weather: a bit of clouds, maybe some rain later, but nothing I’d call *severe*! So of course I clicked on it, to get a _tsunami_ warning.
A 7.4 earthquake near Eureka, so tsunami warnings all up the coast, although it seems remote that they’d get down to this end of the water. I took a look at Google News: nothing; CNN: nothing.
Then off to the USGS…where I saw more about “the California quake”:http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2005/usziae/ (7.0 according to them), plus “an Alaskan quake of a similar size”:http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2005/uszhcb/ just a few hours earlier. On top of the Chilean quake yesterday…I’m not usually prone towards apocalyptic thinking, but that is a little distressing.
I’m just going to hold a little tighter to my chair the next day or two….