The Artful Dodger wrote:Funny, I checked out my Google Plus a few minutes ago, and all the fuss was about this quake. 5.9 is pretty serious for you nancy boys out there.
Really random spot for the biggest EQ in the U.S. in the last week
Well, earthquakes can happen anywhere in places you wouldn't envision having quakes. Haiti was a relatively "random" place to suffer a high-magnitude tremor, for example. It's just that they're more frequent and deadlier in places where tectonic plates clash.
I'd say what you guys experienced out there is more of a once every 200 years phenomenon than anything.