You may have heard about the earthquake in California yesterday. It was a pretty significant shake--somewhere around a 5.4 on the Richter scale.
My sister, her husband, and their two kids live in southern California. In fact, their house is less than 10 miles from the epicenter of the quake. See picture:
Luckily, Amy was able to email and tell us they were all okay. They had some things fall from shelves and whatnot, but no one was hurt and nothing of theirs was damaged.
However, it does make me a little nervous to see headlines on CNN like "Expert: LA quake 'small sample' of future one." I mean, I know earthquakes happen pretty often and lots of times aren't even felt. But I still think of them now and hope that any future earthquakes are not as bad or not as close.