A Caltrans worker is in intensive care in a Sonoma County hospital after being hit by a car in McKinleyville yesterday. According to a Caltrans press release, Equipment Operator Edward Holgersen was flagging at the Murray Road overcross at U.S. Highway 101. Holgersen, a father of four, is in stable condition.
Update: The USGS map now lists the quake as a 4.9 — hardly worth getting up off the couch for. Blame the error on the furloughs.
Shake, rattle, roll. The USGS site (over which hangs a disclaimer about possible inaccuracies from the government shutdown) reports a 5.0 quake struck 52 km west/northwest of Eureka. It was strong in the Journal office. A slow build to a rolling climax. Who else felt it?