At 5.31am I was still in bed. But I had noticed the slight rocking of the coach. Earthquake - I thought and checked it on the pages of the USGS. And there it was - a big blue square south of the border. It was a 4.1 and only 0.2km under the surface.
|Depth||0.2 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)|
|Region||BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO|
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 2 km (1.2 miles); depth +/- 3.7 km (2.3 miles)|
|Parameters||Nph= 33, Dmin=50 km, Rmss=0.48 sec, Gp=223°,|
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=0
We have had quakes here in earlier years. I remember a 4.7 which rocked us pretty good. And one year, we had just left the area a 7.2 struck the area and caused quite a damage on buildings on both sides of the border.
|San Andreas Fault|
The good thing for us is that we are not in a building, but in an RV. It would take a lot to cause damage to an RV parked out in the desert. The worst scenario would be that roads break up and we can't get out.
Enjoy a quake-free day!