East Coasters to West: Let Us Wallow in Terror, OK?

Let us keep feeling sorry for ourselves after earthquake: East Coasters
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2011 3:30 AM CDT
What's the big deal? wonder know-it-all Californians.   (?morebyless)
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(Newser) – Dudes, get over yourselves. You East Coasters think you're all that with your 5.8 shakers, but we eat those for breakfast, man. Like, "welcome to our world," tweeted San Francisco traffic guy Sal Castaneda, representing a horde of more-earthquake-than-thou Californians. But as Gawker responded: "Hey, Californians: Shut up and let us wallow in our abject terror." Even more insufferable than Californians are seen-it-all Californians who have moved to the East Coast.

It's so, so ... routine for West Coasters to be shaken by quakes. While yesterday's quake was the strongest the East has seen since 1944, California has had 35 quakes as strong since then, notes AP. Just to remind the world that the West Coast still practically holds the patent on US quakes, a 3.6 quake (a mere hiccup in the world of Pacific coast quakes) nudged San Francisco last night. Ho hum. Who cares? asks Gawker. "Can we wimpy East Coasters just have our moment of absolutely shitting ourselves in fear as our non-earthquake-proofed buildings wobble and creak around us?"

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