I'm in SOCAL and we just had 2 earthquakes in about an hour. The second one wasn't an aftershock -- it was bigger than the first and had its own distinct aftershocks. Neither were particularly large, but the pattern got me wondering.
Is "The Big One" actually gonna happen?
The biggest earthquake I remember was Northridge. I was in bed on the top bunk and it was literally bouncing up and down. I remember hitting my head on the celling and having bits of stucco in my hair when the shaking stopped. Since then earthquakes of all sizes have freaked me out.
[Edit] Apparently the biggest one was a 5.1-3 in Brea, north OC. Five point anything is dangerous in China or Turkey or places without rebar, but around here we get those once every couple of months or so on average and they're barely worth commenting on. At most they knock a few things off of your shelves or crack some plaster if you're near enough to the epicenter.
"I won't try to hide behind the Law if what I stand for is what's Right."
-- years now. Has yet to happen. "The Ring of Fire?" Really? I don't see any ring of fire around.
As someone else posted...meh. For now.
EDIT: ...and 6. And 7, 8, 9 in a row? Almost all under 3 points? This is getting annoying. I mean, if the planet was trying to send us a message, It would hit harder all at once, not all spread out and stuff. *shakes fist at planet Earth*