Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Whoa, West LA! M4.7 - 9km NNW of Westwood, California

Since moving out to California, I've been in a decent amount of small shakes (I'm not talking Northridge here). This one that happened twenty minutes ago was the closest I've been to a strong epicentre.

Event Time

  1. 2014-03-17 13:25:36 UTC
  2. 2014-03-17 06:25:36 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-03-17 06:25:36 UTC-07:00 system time


34.133°N 118.487°W depth=8.5km (5.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) NNW of Westwood, California
  2. 10km (6mi) NW of Beverly Hills, California
  3. 12km (7mi) W of Universal City, California
  4. 12km (7mi) N of Santa Monica, California
  5. 562km (349mi) SSE of Sacramento, California

Impact on me? A wired speaker fell off the bookshelf, an empty cup fell off the bedside bookshelf and I realised if I didn't grab the glass with water in it, shit was going to happen


Disarray seems normal in the rest of the apartment, but unless shit breaks, it's hard to tell. I'd say this is the first one where I really should have run for cover, but even despite having lived in an even flippier neighbourhood as a kid (hey, Ja!), I still only think it.

Not sensible...

Who else in LA felt it? I hope everyone's okay—this is the first one where I heard emergency vehicles right afterwards as well.

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