Mar 28, 2014

Too many earthquakes

Last week we had a 4.4 earthquake and it was really strong, probably because the epicenter was just down the street from us. We had broken glass and pictures and one of a beautiful pair of pineapple candle holders broke apart. The shattered glass was also a reflection of my nerves that day.

Then today, we had FOUR earthquakes, starting around 8 p.m. The biggest one was a magnitude 5.3 and it was a rolling quake, not nearly as bad as last week. They always tell us on the news that an earthquake can also be a precursor to a larger quake to follow. So far, a larger one has not followed but we have had 30 aftershocks. Luckily, we did not feel the aftershocks.

A lot of people are on edge, including me. A truck just drove by and I thought it was another quake. Or maybe I’m just dizzy from the glass of wine I had trying to calm down.

UPDATE – Midnight, March 30th: We felt another earthquake this afternoon and I just watched the news. We’ve had over 130 aftershocks. Luckily, we did not feel most of them. But still….

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4 Comments on “Too many earthquakes”

  1. Sue says:

    JJ, did you ever think about moving away from there??? You can do everything that you do from a different state. CA worries me all the time like my hometown of NY. You certainly have enough money to move anywhere you want and build the same house you have now but in a safer place!!! So glad that you are ok but really??? To much drama in CA, earthquakes, mudslides, forest fires…It’s like the revelation to me sista!!! OH CAN WE TALK!!! 🙂 Be safe, so many people love you!!!! God Bless!!

  2. Rhonda says:

    I’m so sorry this is happening so often to you guys in California, especially you Jenny because I know how much you fear earthquakes. Your smart and have a good head on your shoulders so please try and stay calm when they occur so you know exactly what to do to stay safe. I worry about you as if you were family out there in harms way when I hear about this on the News and it make me sad. I hope the wine is helping you relax. If it’s helping, a second glass of wine wouldn’t hurt 🙂 …Praying for you and Denis to stay safe and sound. Take care and God Bless…

  3. Denise Sherman says:

    Last nights earthquake at 9:09pm seemed to rock and roll for far too long. I live no more than 10 miles south of LaHabra, the epicenter, and I was scared! I was in bed and road it out there because it was just too big of a quake to try to walk around in. To me, it was every bit as big as the ’87 and ’94 quakes. I’m still a bit stressed from it.

  4. MrsNews says:


    I would be a liar if I told you that you weren’t the first person on my mind when I heard about the quake. My sister lives in Manteca near Stockton CA. They are far enough away I wasn’t worried about them. I am glad you are okay. But I would like to extend an invitation to you and Dennis to come stay with us in Florida and fish. BUT don’t come during the HURRICANE season!! AND you have to cook all the fish we catch. Seriously, I am glad you are okay.
    Take care my friend

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