Sunday, July 12, 2009

4.0 Earthquake with a Surprising Aftershock -- SQUIDS!

This morning, at 7:34 a.m. PST, San Diego awoke to the shaking of a 4.0 earthquake centered in the Pacific Ocean approximately 19 miles off the coast of San Diego. Many residents reported feeling the quake, although we didn't feel anything.

Shortly after the quake, beachgoers began spotting squid, jumbo Humboldt squid, to be precise, beaching themselves on the sand at La Jolla Shores. At this point, nobody's really sure about this unusual behavior of the squid, but some speculate it was a result of the earthquake, while others think it's because of the rapidly changing water temperatures we've been experiencing lately.

Following are a couple videos courtesy of San Diego's NBC 7/39.

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