A diary of my daily walks with a 7D, a cattledog and Australian birds.
Friday, July 9, 2010
We have had a few minor tremors over the last week or so, but today had a significant shake. An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the moment magnitude scale struck at around 5:00 pm centered near Palm Springs in southern California at a depth of 8.7 miles (14km). This is on the San Jacinto fault. There were apparently no injuries or significant damage to property, though residents reported shattered windows and items falling off shelves. At least 60 aftershocks have been recorded, with the largest measuring at a magnitude of 3.6. The experts expect more aftershocks over the next day or so.
At the time I was editing photos from my excursion to the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.