four years ago today [2012.10.28]
i experienced an earthquake for the first time. i spent the whole day at the campground working on my computer. this was the one time i used the large disk array i had been carrying with me through the whole country. i was backing up and organizing the video and photo files from the trip so far. the whole journey ended up taking up a lot of space, some 763+ gigabytes.. i don't recall what i was doing with the files along the journey, probably keeping them on my laptop and portable hard drive. it was good to get the footage backed up with redundancy so the files would be safe.
i didn't really shoot a lot of footage this day. these one minute videos i've created for instagram are essentially the full length videos i made but with the time adjusted so it fits in a minute.. this instagram video is actually a little longer than the normal length video i had created this day as i had shot so little.
when i was sitting in the camper this evening, i felt it shake for a few seconds. i was used to feeling it shake sometimes when the wind blew as it was just sitting on the bed of the truck, though this time there was no wind. i wondered if it had been an earthquake that had caused it. i looked it up, and sure enough there was a magnitude 3.9 or 4.0 earthquake that happened about 8 miles from the campground, close to pinnacles national park where i had been the day before. it was a fun surprise to get to experience a small earthquake.. i didn't expect to actually be in one during my trip.