Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Quake hits Los Angeles 3/17/14

On Monday, March 17, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day -- there was an earthquake in Los Angeles.  Although the quake was measured at a 4.4-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale, you can clearly see the impact on people during an earthquake.

There were at least six aftershocks, with the strongest being measured at a 2.7-magnitude temblor. Some fear that this quake could mark the end of the several year "earthquake drought" that the area has experienced.  Below is a video of newscasters live when the earthquake hit.

The earthquake also made us recall the 2011 Japanese earthquake and Tsunami. All of Japan moved about 10 feet!