Well, after living in Southern California for a year and a half, then moving back to Edmonton and not feeling an inch of the ground rolling, apparently I was due for one. So, Andy, Darryl and I experienced an earthquake this morning. It didn’t last long where we were – maybe 5 seconds. It was centred in Chino Hills, which is north east from where we are in Anaheim. We were in California Adventure (the other Disney park) when it happened, just having finished a bathroom break. It started at 11:42am and lasted 15 seconds in Chino Hills. Just listening to the news right now, they’re saying that it was located between the Chino Hills Fault and the Whittier Narrows Fault, but they’re not sure which one it came from.
Definitely a weird sensation, like trying to walk on blow-up furniture. Andy says he missed it, he thought he just stumbled when he walked, like usual. Darryl and I were standing still when it happened. Then I pulled us away from the building we were shading by. In direct consequence of the earthquake, all the rides were shut down so that a thorough inspection could be done on them before opening them to use again. It looks like the Ferris Wheel in California Adventure is going again, so we’ll head back in an hour to see what we might be able to go on. There’s only a 5% chance that it was a foreshock of a bigger quake, and that’s only with 24 hours. After 24 hours it’s reduced to 1%. So the chances are good that that quake was it for now. We’ll keep that hope in our prayers for sure.
So that’s the update for today.