posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 12:48 AM
Having lived in L.A. for 3 years of my life, I experience 2 tremors in that range: a 4.1 and a 4.3 - both were pretty much under my feet when they
happened. While that kind of shake-up will really make your heart race (the 4.3 lifted me up out of my seat by about a foot), these really are very
small quakes and nothing to worry about.
The one that really scared me when I was out there was a 7.1 that was a few hundred miles away in Joshua Tree National Park. It didn't feel very
strong in L.A. when I experienced it, but it lasted for three whole minutes of constant shaking, and from moment to moment you didn't know if it was
suddenly going to get much, much worse. Since when it's happening you there's no way to know how far away it is, I was really scared it would
suddenly get huge. It never did and since it was so remote, there were only a couple of minor injuries from the quake near the epicenter.