Captain’s Log 4,432
Three substantial earthquakes here on Sunday and I didn’t feel a thing. Mia and I must have been driving. You don’t really feel them when you are driving. The very first quake I ever felt here in San Diego happened about 2:00 in the morning. The entire house shook like crazy and all the water in the swimming pool sloshed all over the place – actually created waves. Weird. There were more quakes last night around the dinner hour that I also did not feel.
Many of the quakes we feel are centered out in the desert in two different communities. Joshua Tree and Brawley seem to get the brunt of things. This is some of the damage in Brawley after the third quake hit.
A fine mess but not the end of the world.
They are calling this series of quakes a swarm. Here’s the 24-hour activity as documented by the United States Geological Service.
So much activity in Brawley that you can’t even read the name of the town on the map. Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!
One of my favorite places in California is just a few miles from Brawley – Salvation Mountain. I can only imagine how it shakes and rolls out there on the shores of the Salton Sea. Having lived with blizzards and tornadoes…..I will take an occasional earthquake any day.
It’s Freak Tuesday at the museum – the last hurrah of summer. We are busy but not overwhelmed. It was much worse last month with over 3,500 inside the building in just 6 hours. Do the math. 583 people an hour. But who’s counting? The city has still not fixed our bee hole (neener), so anything can happen with that again too. Someone told me the city is about 6 years behind on scheduled maintenance in the park, and that would not surprise me.
Time to go down and do a security shift with the unwashed hordes. Good thing we all go home at 4:00 on these days. Can’t stand staying another minute.