My friend Alejandro just called me a short time ago to tell me that there was a minor earthquake in Mexico this afternoon. The quake occurred at 1:25 (Central time). It was centered near Zijuatanejo on the Pacific coast and measured 5.4 on the Richter scale.
Sirens in Mexico City sounded, and the app that Alejandro has on his phone warned him of the quake. He left the ground floor office where he works and went out to the street. However, he did not feel anything, and neither did his parents. A cousin who works in a high rise building, however, did feel it strongly.
I find it interesting how people in Mexico City immediately call their family and friends even when there is an insignificant tremor. I suppose it is a very natural reaction for those who survived the "big one" of 1985.
I wonder if people in California react the same way?