California was shaking like Chancellor Merkel (was she a predictor); 7.1 on the Richter scale. Damage was light, but this was the second QUAKE after the 6.4 one reported on a day earlier. The center was approximately 140 northeast of L.A. However, a reminder is in order, when earthquakes happen within days, you can bet your bottom dollar that a Big One is around the corner. This is the first order of magnitude in twenty years. Nevada was all shook up, northern Mexico was shaking and baking and L.A. had a can can sale.