Monday, April 07, 2008

Shaking the ground

If you are a local reader, you have probably already heard, but we had ourselves a little earthquake down south of San Antonio.

From KSAT-12:

According to [United States Geological Survey]'s Web site, the quake struck 45 miles southeast of San Antonio in Falls City around 4:51 a.m.

A few hours later, the tremor was the talk of the town in the small Karnes County community.

"It shook for a little while," said James Pawelek, a Falls City resident.

"I was awake and thought that my wife was kicking the mattress," said Fred Gawlik, a resident.

Residents from as far south as Kenedy and as far north as the north side of San Antonio reported feeling the earthquake, USGS said.

The epicenter was at a depth of about 3.1 miles and an earthquake of this type can typically can be felt as far as 60 miles from where it happened, USGS said.

Earthquakes happen from time to time in Texas, but they are rare enough to be unusual. For the record, I felt nothing.


Kels said...

I thought this was an interesting tidbit for the day. I called one of my best friends up (who has moved to LA just over a year ago) and told him he can move back home because we have earthquakes here, too! ;)

Albatross said...

And wildfires, too. Let's just hope we don't start getting mudslides.