Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WARNING: Disturbing Quake Damage Image

This image was taken and Tweeted tongue-in-cheek this morning by Zain Khan, a resident of Southern Santa Barbara County. It was accompanied by the following caption: "The devastating effects to our house from the earthquake in Santa Barbara." Of course, this is in response to the M4.6 earthquake which struck at 7:38 a.m. this morning epicentered a few miles west of Isla Vista and a mile or two directly offshore at a very shallow depth.  There were no reports of significant damage but it was widely and strongly felt in the region. This image (which by the way, shows the Santa Barbara Channel and some of the Channel Islands in the background) thematically reminds me of  the humorous 2011 Virginia Quake Remembrances circulating the internet shortly after it happened. Photo by Zain Khan (all rights reserved).


  1. Funny! One neighbor found his front door frame had shifted enough that the door could not be opened.