July 29, 2008

A BUNCH OF READERS ARE EMAILING ME about an earthquake in Los Angeles.

UPDATE: USGS says it was 5.8.

MORE: Reader Monica Showalter emails: “This thing went on and on….felt like a second bottle of whiskey kicking in or maybe sitting on Jell-O.” I don’t think she’s actually experienced either of those firsthand but I take the point. And hey, i could be wrong.

Roundup from Ed Driscoll.

STILL MORE: Brendan Loy reports that it’s been downgraded to 5.4, “which, because the magnitude scale is logarithmic, is actually a big deal. You’d expect significantly more damage from a 5.8 quake than from a 5.4.”