GALESBURG, MI – Last week’s devastating earthquake in Nepal reminded us the earth is not as stable as we like to think. We’ve seen a large number of quakes around the world since then, and several here in the USA.
Southern Michigan had its strongest quake since 1946, a 4.2 that hit Saturday morning in Galesburg, which is southeast of Kalamazoo. People around Lake Michigan felt the quake that even shook windows in downtown Chicago.
A magnitude 3.4 hit Carson, California last Thursday, with a 6.2 hitting up the coast in Bella Bella, Canada, the next day.
Two quakes hit Concord, California one minute apart Sunday afternoon: a 3.6 followed by a 2.7.
And a 3.8 magnitude quake jolted people from their sleep Sunday morning in Windsor Hills, California.
Meantime, North Texas continues quakin’ and shakin’ with a 3.2 quake Sunday in Irving, followed about an hour later in Farmers Branch with a 2.5.
Farmers Branch then started the work week with a 2.7 early Monday.
None of these is big enough to cause the “Big One”, but lots of folks think it could happen any time and any place.