Yeah, like, um, like I live in, like, um, California? And
um, like, sometimes the ground quakes, you know? (high pitched
Some day, a California earth quake may sink all
us west coast weirdos into the ocean, (or maybe turn my
desert-like East county frontyard into beachfront property),
but for now, I live near San Diego, "America's Finest
This page is all about California earth quakes. Virtually anything
you want to know about them, you can find out here, or follow
one of my high quality links to more earth quake information.
By the way, earth quake should be one word, but let's just imagine
there's an earthquake-caused chasm between the two words, and
you know it's a compound word- so originally it came from the
two words, earth, and quake, for obvious reasons.
There are loads of small California earth quakes every day. Check
out this map if you're looking for a recent California
earth quake. If you actually felt a California earth quake,
then it was of significant size, and you'll see it listed here:
California earth quakes.
History: For information on big California earth quakes
of the past, here are some more web sites- there was the big San
Francisco California Earth Quake of 1906. And here's something
about the 1994
Los Angeles California Earth quake
If you're new to Southern California, and want some basic info
about how to live in Earthquake country, check out the Southern
California Earth Quake Country web site. They offer a 32 page
book on the basics.
Homeowners in California also need to realize that most California
insurance policies don't cover earth quake damage. For more, check
California earth quake insurance information.
Some scientists devote their entire lives to trying to understand
how to predict earth quakes - some
are obsessed with predicting the next "Big One" or next
huge, tragic California earth quake.