Earthquake! At 5:00pm PDT a Mag 4.2 quake hit 2 miles southwest of West Hollywood, California. That's about 9 miles from my house. I was noding on my PC at the time!

Downstairs in my office, the house took a single, hard impulse. Like a fast shove. Then the floor started to occilate up and down some. I actually saved my file (!) then moved to the doorframe, shouting "Get down! Get down!" despite the fact that I was at home alone. Then it was over. My neighbor poked her head out the window and asked if everything was ok. Car alarms were going off all over.

I was stoked! Really, really thrilling. The movement just goes and goes, bigger than anything I've ever felt.

Then I went inside and had a beer.