The Pacific Plate is restless these days. We watch and wait from our perch near the cusp, on which we cling precariously, temporarily welded as we are to the North American Plate. Japan, Indonesia, Chile… the Ring of Fire, rumblings of a planet on the move.
They’re still bouncing around in Chile, with 6.1 magnitude after shocks. The 8.8 yesterday sent waves throughout the Western Bath Tub, sloshing ashore even here on Monterey Bay. Here’s the obligatory video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUyuXPVcw58
Not to worry, this is just Mother Nature’s way of reminding us who’s in charge.