Way worse than your mom shaking you to awake for school.
Courtesy of KTUU:
The USGS has upgraded Sunday morning’s aftershock to a magnitude 5.4. It was first listed as a 5.1.
The 7:45 a.m. quake was centered 14 kilometers northwest of Anchorage, near Point Mackenzie.
The Tsunami warning center says the quake had a magnitude of 5.0 and was at a depth of 28 miles. The center said there was no tsunami danger.
It’s one of the stronger aftershocks felt by Alaskans since November 30’s magnitude 7 shaker that damaged homes and infrastructure.
Yeah, this one definitely got my attention.
And it doesn’t help that everybody up here has their earthquake radar turned up full blast.
We are constantly ready to run outside or jump into a doorframe at the slightest shake, even though most conventional wisdom tells us that another big one this close to the last one is highly unlikely.
As I noted in the heading most of these are hitting us in the mornings, which really kind of negates the need for caffeine.
Trust me you could not consume enough energy drinks or cups of coffee to give you the kind of heart palpitations that a 5.0 earthquake can provide.
But all in all, they are really more of a nuisance than anything else.
Just like the Trump supporting bumper stickers I see on the roads.