Karen Fratti
November 10, 2017 8:52 am
@jedimateliz / twitter.com

Although we hate to make light of a scary situation, Twitter was on fire after the earthquake in Los Angeles last night. The 3.2-magnitude quake, although small, was scary AF to wake up to in the middle of the night. And it seems many in the city did what all smart people do in times of crisis: Tweet about it.

After a mini earthquake in September in L.A., and the two destructive quakes in Mexico that same month, residents anywhere near the San Andreas fault line are on watch. According to researchers, there’s a 99 percent chance of another major earthquake — aka over a 6.7-magnitude — occurring in Los Angeles in the next 30 years. It’s also par for the course that a major earthquake will occur about every 20 to 25 years in the area, and the last big earthquake was in 1994.

So people in L.A. are shook — and for good reason.

Hey, how would you feel?

Although the state of California is doing much to prepare for the next major earthquake, it’s never not scary when something like this happens — especially because it can feel so out of our control. So you can’t blame people for waking up in fear and turning to their safe space, Twitter. Stay safe, Cali!