Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Earthquake Weather Myth

I've blogged about "earthquake weather" before - still, quiet, often warm, with it's most defining quality being the absence of other notable weather.

Today it's breezy, and like most recent days, it's probably monsooning (is that a word?) out in the desert. Didn't stop the earth from shaking. Of course, it was felt for at least 100 miles in all directions, so it can't possibly be the same weather in that many places.

The news just gleefully reported that there could be aftershocks, and that in fact what we felt could be a "before"shock... implying the possibility of more and greater shaking to come. I'm just not going to think about it.

(If you're a bit of a science nerd like the people in my family, you can go to the USGS website for today's earthquake.)

1 comment:

  1. That's funny. When we lived in CA before we always talked about "earthquake weather". I haven't heard anybody else really refer to that before. :o)