Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shake & Bake blogging

Here's yet another testimonial to my keen powers of observation. JA Baker mentioned in the comments that there was an earthquake here (Vancouver Island) yesterday, and it's also being reported that there was apparently another one this morning. In fact, the NatPo says that for the last couple of days, we've been having a series of earthquakes and aftershocks as high as 6.1 magnitude (or 5.8, I'm not clear on that):
"The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.8 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit to the west of Vancouver Island this morning. The area has already had 15 earthquakes and aftershocks and one as high as five in what is being described as an earthquake swarm. (See our mention of Times Colonist story below).

According to the report, the quake hit at the epicenter this morning at 5:37:35 a.m., about 300 kilometres west of Campbell River, on the island’s central eastern coast. The epicentre appears to have been in the Pacific Ocean, off the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island.

There have been no reports of injuries.

It’s not clear whether the earthquake was actually felt by area residents."

Well, it wasn't felt by this area resident. But that might say more about me than it says about the earthquake(s).