It was one of those long, rolling kind.
USGS says it was 2.5, epicenter a little over a 100 miles away.
That was fun.
I wonder if it's the start of a series. That happens a lot around here.
Jeez, that epicenter is getting "clobbered". There have been over a dozen, and they just keep on coming.
So far, I've only felt the one.
good to know where so we can zero in on your disaster... the jackal gene... ;-)
I just went through a second one.
The second verse was the same as the first.
Jeez, this sucker was 5.4 at same epicenter.
I'm surprised I didn't feel it stronger here.
I decided to save this for posterity.
Does Brawley know how to shake, rattle, and, roll, or what?
M Location Time-UTC Lat Lon D km
4.3 7km NE of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:15:28 33.033°N 115.479°W 12.1
2.8 5km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:13:59 33.026°N 115.524°W 11.9
2.9 5km WSW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:12:37 32.959°N 115.585°W 0.0
3.6 5km WNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:08:45 32.997°N 115.587°W 11.4
3.1 4km WSW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:06:37 32.966°N 115.577°W 13.7
3.2 2km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:06:11 33.005°N 115.534°W 9.2
3.5 7km ENE of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:05:10 33.001°N 115.457°W 5.1
3.4 4km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 21:04:53 33.020°N 115.523°W 9.4
5.4 5km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:57:58 33.026°N 115.540°W 8.9
2.6 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:45:48 33.030°N 115.545°W 12.2
2.5 3km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:33:01 33.008°N 115.529°W 0.8
3.1 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:31:13 33.024°N 115.543°W 4.7
3.0 17km NNW of Seeley, California 2012-08-26 20:30:56 32.938°N 115.775°W 12.2
2.8 3km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:28:57 33.009°N 115.528°W 9.6
2.5 3km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:28:19 33.004°N 115.553°W 12.0
2.5 3km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:24:52 33.007°N 115.553°W 12.0
3.4 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:20:24 33.026°N 115.543°W 11.9
3.5 4km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:16:54 33.012°N 115.564°W 12.7
2.5 5km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:16:42 33.029°N 115.535°W 10.0
3.0 5km WNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:14:46 32.996°N 115.582°W 12.5
2.6 3km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:10:13 33.000°N 115.561°W 11.1
2.5 7km SW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:08:31 32.928°N 115.577°W 7.9
2.9 8km SE of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:06:08 32.934°N 115.457°W 3.5
2.5 4km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 20:04:50 33.008°N 115.559°W 9.6
3.6 5km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:58:17 33.025°N 115.541°W 13.6
2.8 3km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:57:33 33.010°N 115.541°W 9.8
3.4 4km SE of Westmorland, California 2012-08-26 19:50:14 33.007°N 115.586°W 12.8
2.8 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:48:03 33.021°N 115.558°W 24.8
2.5 4km WNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:47:08 32.989°N 115.572°W 12.4
3.2 4km WNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:45:55 32.993°N 115.575°W 0.2
3.3 4km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:43:41 33.018°N 115.530°W 9.1
4.3 5km SSE of Westmorland, California 2012-08-26 19:40:12 32.990°N 115.598°W 13.8
2.6 4km WNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:39:30 32.998°N 115.572°W 7.7
3.4 4km ENE of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:35:51 32.995°N 115.485°W 7.9
4.9 3km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:33:01 32.998°N 115.559°W 3.1
5.3 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:31:22 33.019°N 115.546°W 12.3
2.6 6km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:30:54 33.035°N 115.536°W 10.2
3.4 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:28:45 33.023°N 115.561°W 13.7
3.4 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:28:35 33.021°N 115.564°W 12.5
3.5 3km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:21:04 33.003°N 115.546°W 11.0
4.6 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:20:04 33.019°N 115.545°W 13.1
4.0 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:16:11 33.026°N 115.547°W 13.8
2.5 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:06:48 33.024°N 115.541°W 13.4
2.5 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:06:32 33.027°N 115.542°W 13.3
3.0 5km N of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 19:03:18 33.027°N 115.538°W 14.5
3.1 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 18:58:12 33.024°N 115.546°W 13.5
2.6 4km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 18:55:55 33.008°N 115.560°W 12.2
3.5 124km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2012-08-26 18:32:54 19.537°N 64.491°W 16.0
2.7 4km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 18:11:24 33.014°N 115.560°W 12.7
2.6 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:37:15 33.011°N 115.551°W 12.0
3.4 132km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2012-08-26 17:30:42 19.595°N 64.374°W 16.0
2.6 4km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:18:12 33.010°N 115.556°W 12.2
2.5 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:17:22 33.017°N 115.556°W 12.2
3.3 5km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:16:02 33.023°N 115.549°W 13.4
2.9 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:13:52 33.017°N 115.555°W 12.7
2.6 2km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:03:40 32.996°N 115.548°W 6.0
3.8 5km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 17:02:12 33.019°N 115.563°W 13.2
3.0 87km ESE of Old Iliamna, Alaska 2012-08-26 16:45:42 59.587°N 153.405°W 100.0
2.5 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 16:18:15 33.018°N 115.555°W 12.4
2.8 34km NW of Anchor Point, Alaska 2012-08-26 16:14:51 59.977°N 152.290°W 60.5
2.5 3km NW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 15:48:23 32.998°N 115.559°W 11.4
2.5 3km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 15:48:10 33.010°N 115.548°W 12.0
2.5 4km NNW of Brawley, California 2012-08-26 15:33:03 33.015°N 115.552°W 12.5
USGS site getting hammered. Taking forever to load.
Remains all quiet here (famous last words).
In the structure I live in, I feel safe. My only concerns would be about what it's going to cost me to repair whatever damage was done.
Of course, if the ground opens up...
good to have the bag packed with that sort of swarm floating around... does no harm to be ready... good luck !
Gosh, glad it's not that bad. The last time we had an earthquake here everyone was panicking esp. with the threat of tsunami being announced.
Dang! Stay safe. I'll check out the news stories to get up-to-date on the swarm. Are they doing any fracking near you?
I was going to say:
"I just checked USGS. It kind of looks like it's starting to move south along the line. South is farther away, so that is good."
However, when all this started, we were the only red dot. Now there are red dots all up and down the west coasts on both North and South America. Not being an earthquake specialist, I'm not sure what to make of that...
This sure has turned into an interesting Sunday.
Brawley is brawling. The list you posted is amazing - hard to imagine going through all that; even the small ones would alarm me. I used to live in the San Diego area - but I only felt one earthquake the entire three-plus years I was there. It was about a 4.0, located near El Centro as I recall, which is where you are? Sounds like the same area of the swarm today.
That list is at least 3 times longer now. Check it out.
And look at all the new, pretty red dots.
I know there's usually a lot of activity along the Pacific Plate (Ring of Fire), but this seems a bit extreme.
Seems unusual to me too, but It's not 12/21/12 yet...
I'd say 'Lol,' but maybe that's not all that funny!
That USGS list is becoming unbelievable. I'm beginng to think that this nonsense could go on for days.
Ya gotta an extra room in Texas there for me?
I'm about a 100 miles from the epicenter. So I've only experienced 2 lamp-swayings so far. If a 3rd one happens today, I will have a new personal best.
The one measly quake I felt in CA was brief where I was - the floor lurched for a split second, and I froze, wondering if This Is It. Then nothing. But the next day I learned there really was an earthquake, out in the east part of So.Cal. If I were going through what you're experiencing today, I'd be freaking out.
Don't worry. I already unboxed my teddy bear and extra blankie just in case.
Well, I'd probably lose it so badly I'd need a box of Pampers, too.
Media has promoted it from "earthquake swarm" to "earthquake storm". But there are no jammed freeways... All will be well.
Good luck - I'll be praying for you and all the others I know in California. It will be difficult to sleep tonight while thinking of this.
If it helps, either the USGS map is broken or there has been no activity for over an hour now. Don't you go worrying. Sleep well.
I have an iPad app that shows quakes, hurricanes, etc. Indonesia & Chile both have had 5.0 or higher quakes, and Los Angeles has been hit, too, but not that large.
I've got the 'Real Time' earthquake map on. Looks like you just had another one!
Sorry to say, I just read an article that there may be "thousands" of these (mostly smaller ones) over the next few days. The other surprising thing to me is that 30+ of these had been over 3.5. I used to live in SoCal, but never had that many, that big.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/26/us/califo … ?hpt=us_c2
There was a strong (7.4) quake off the coast of El Salvador about an hour ago. Tsunami warning, but no other news. And apparantly some are evacuating from Brawley.
I felt one of them in the top deck of Dodger Stadium this afternoon!
I don't think anyone else noticed. At 100 miles away, even a five is a very mild thump, easy to miss in the general vibrations of a stadium. (I'm betting the first one you felt was actually bigger than a 2, paradigmsearch. There certainly were a lot of 'em to choose from!)
Interesting swarm. I'm used to seeing swarms like that AFTER a stronger one like a 6. I wonder if this will build up to a bigger one?
Still not worried, although if I lived near the epicenter I'd be moving all the breakables into blanket-filled containers on the floor!
Good morning, all! It's 6:00 AM, HP time (my time as well, which is convenient).
Looks like things are settling down (no pun intended, well, maybe).
I will post any new adventures as they happen.
Hopefully, a peaceful day ahead.
Hey, I had visions of an exodus out of town, or power blackout after that last 5.3 that hit. The bigger red square appearing suddenly (almost in real time?) on the earthquake animation map is quite startling. And the even bigger one 7.3 off El Salvador turned out to be a non-event too apparantly (no Tsunami). Alls well that ends well etc.
Glad to hear the day started out more calmly than last night. Keep us updated!
Frankly, I think we're all doomed. But don't tell Marcy.
Wait a minute - I resemble that remark!
All is well. Have you joined the party in the top, blue "Introducing On Idle Hubs" thread yet?
Checked it out after your alert here. I have to say I agree with what they're doing, and even thought it will need some tweaks, it should take the site in and all of us who write here in a good direction.
Just had a nice little jolt!
This time it was on the OTHER side of me. I'm surrounded...
Epicenter (Yorba Linda) about 100 miles away from me again.
Paradigmsearch is getting nervous...
The Twittersphere has decided all those Yorba Linda quakes are caused by Zombie Richard Nixon. (Since we had a bunch from there earlier this month as well.)*
I like this explanation.
I wonder who's buried in Brawley?
*Fifteen years ago, when I felt a quake, I turned on the radio or TV to find out the epicenter and magnitude. (Hector Mine Quake sticks in my mind from the OC TV channel: "If you're getting this broadcast, you're one of the few.")
Ten years ago, when I felt a quake, I logged onto the USGS website and waited 15-20 minutes for the quake map to update.
Now I just log onto Twitter as soon as it's stopped shaking and search #earthquake. The "OMG #earthquake!" comments quickly establish approximate location and amount of shaking.
Thanks! Made me go look. Found this:
"Kevin Reyes @KevinReyes
Someone help, Im stuck under my car, @Trevorkelso has a couch on top of him, and @ethanhulse has his legs lodged under the tv. #earthquake"
Doesn't say where...
I see that Japan is also having a good time right now...
I wonder when we get a new intensity rating based on twitter. I guess Mercalli could be used that way.
You know, maybe you should grab a life jacket rather than a teddy bear. People always claim that Cali is going to break off and fall into the ocean....
You're right Greekgeek,Twitter is the best for breaking news.
paradigmsearch: I saw that Tweet from someone claiming he was stuck under his car, and various other Tweep stuck under various pieces of furniture, show up less than a minute after the 4.1 in Yorba Linda yesterday.
My first thought was, "Hoax!"
I'm so blasted cynical. But really, how could a 4.1 flip a couch, and why would people trapped under heavy pieces of furniture...or not so heavy (a TV!?) be Tweeting to each other about it instead of calling 911?
GreekGeek where did you see this on twitter, I've found lots of earthquake 'sites', but how do you find people talking in real time (about said earthquake)?
edit: it's ok. I think I figured it out! Getting comments now from Iceland, cool. (literally)
Big earthquake and aftershocks in Philppines earlier today.
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