In case you were fast asleep on 4:04 on Tuesday morning, we just had a 4.4 earthquake centered in Pico Rivera.
The Militant was walking in the hallway of his compound when he heard a rattling sound for like...three seconds, as if The Incredible Hulk punched the foundations...and not even that hard.
Then there was...nothing more.
So he headed straight to his computer, logged on to Twitter and Tweeted away!
Apparently, so did a bunch of you. It didn't take much more than 20 minutes to have the magnitude and epicenter surface on both teh Interwebz and broadcast media.
The quake was reportedly felt as far as Palmdale, but one of the Militant's operatives who lives in San Diego that it was even felt down there.
The Militant did watch KCBS 2 and was pleased to see Kent "After" Shocknek, of all people, inform us of the seismic goings-on. Later, he interviewed Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who gave all of Southern California not just a play-by-play of the jolt from his Silver Lake abode, but the names of his dogs -- Oliver and Dexter -- during his telephone interview (remember that for your vital Los Angeles trivia!).
Soon afterward, the quake-related Tweets subsided, and the town went back to sleep. Yes, there's the required "One in 20 chance of this being a foreshock to something larger (which diminishes each hour)" , but if you're a SoCal native like the Militant, you'll know right away that they say that for every quake.
Nothing to see here, move along!