posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 06:43 PM
Probably because, as earthquakes go, it was very small. Remember each tenth of a pointon the Richter scale represents a doubling of the energy. In
other words, a 4.4 is twice as strong as a a 4.3. There are actually between 5 and 15 quakes each day measuring over 4.0. Many on these are out in the
oceans and are only of interest to geologists.