I experienced my first earthquake last night in LA. I’m staying in Manhattan Beach, and at about 2:17:11 AM (PST) this morning, I was rudely shaken awake by our planet. Thanks, Earth. I quickly Googled up this link in a sleepy haze to be sure I wasn’t dreaming. As you can see, at 2:17:10 AM (PST) I was lying blissfully unaware that just a few miles away, tectonic plates were conspiring against me. I’ll take Texas thunderstorms, flash floods, and even the threat of a runaway tornado over this crazy natural phenomenon any day.