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, including several right here in North Texas.
We’re once again quakin’ and shakin’ with three earthquakes in the past 24 hours. A 3.2 quake shook things up Sunday morning, followed by a 2.5 about an hour later in Farmers Branch and a smaller 2.0 earthquake Monday morning.
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.
None of these is big enough to cause the “Big One,”,but lots of folks think it could happen any time and any place.