Originally Posted by GIDP
It's amazing how little earthquakes hurt when you actually have buildings that are built correctly.
Um, that's really not the lesson here, although obviously buildings are stronger in Southern California than in Haiti. The epicenter was out in the middle of no where.
This quake was larger than the 1994 Northridge quake which did a ton of damage.
It's just very fortunate that this didn't strike in a more populated area. I have friends that live in SD and they are none the less freaked out this evening.