Just hours after a 5.9 magnitude quake hit Washington D.C., San Francisco weather guy Sal Castaneda tweeted, “Hey east coasters: welcome to our world and what we live with everyday in California. Stay Safe.” Hey, Californians: Shut up and let us wallow in our abject terror.
Californians can’t get enough of snickering at how quaintly hysterical we East Coasters became after our earthquake today. A report from a waiting room in Santa Barbara, via Twitter: “CNN is on going on and on about the east coast earthquake. People here are laughing.” LA Weekly wrote of the quake, wrote, “Even by L.A. terms 5.9 is a rocker.” Even by L.A. terms—because, you know, Southern California invented earthquakes.