A very happy Independence Day to my fellow United States residents and happy Camp NaNoWriMo to all!
Here in South California the Fourth started with a bang. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit about 10:30am. Its epicentre was near Ridgecrest, California, a community in the desert between the Sequoia National Monument and Death Valley. We felt the shaking here in Los Angeles for nearly a minute, though the quake was more than 140 miles away. Luckily it did no more than shake my computer monitor, but it sure woke our household up!