Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day quake strikes L.A. (video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly  UPDATED
VIDEO: FOX News' local L.A. affiliate  gets hit by quake while mocking leprechauns

KTLA Channel 5 News anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson dive under their Hollywood prop desk when a 4.4-4.7 earthquake rumbles through Los Angeles. Then to add insult to injury, safety-minded Schauble is mocked mercilessly by his children when he gets home.

The mischievous leprechauns are upset (SB)
A large quake struck Los Angeles at 6:25 am on March 17, 2014 just as St. Paddy's Day celebrations were being prepared for throughout the city. While earthquakes are happening everyday, California has recently been struck by a large offshore temblor (a 6.8 or 6.9) and many minor aftershocks. This was only a 4.7 centered near Westwood, site of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. [The Shamrock Shake has now been downgraded to 4.4 and relocated closer to Encino. But the sort of scale still in use to measure seismic activity during monster movements is more misleading than a leprechaun's charm! A 7.0 is 10 times more powerful than a 6.0, for example.] See more from the US Geological Survey stationed in Pasadena at Caltech:

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