Just As I Thought

Your Neighborhood Earthquake

I was perusing the USGS Recent Earthquakes page this afternoon, and came across a listing for a microearthquake — magnitude 0.6. It occurred last Thursday, about a mile from my house on the other side of the airport.
What makes this interesting is not that it was so close to my house, but that the earthquake had an address. 1720 North 1st Street.
Usually earthquakes seem to strike in fields or on mountains or in nondescript areas. But at an intersection over by the airport? That just seems… wrong.
It’s worth remembering that the big Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles also had a city address, at the end of Elkwood Street in Reseda.

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