Everyone ok up there? We felt it in Folsom
Yeah, that's the one. Thanks.The 6.0 prediction was from these guys. ShakeAlert® | Earthquake Early Warning
It's an early warning system designed to give people a few seconds notice before the big one hits. No one ever reported that a 6.0 quake happened.
They partnered with google to push notifications to most phones in CA: Earthquake detection and early alerts, now on your Android phone
While the prediction was way off, it's pretty impressive that they could even see a bigger quake coming. Earthquakes have been impossible to forecast for the most part so far. But clearly they need to educate people more about how to use the alerts correctly/ not misinterpret them.
I lived in Ridgecrest and that's how they usually felt. I moved away about 15 years ago now so I wasn't there for the big one a couple years back. If you are accustomed to little shakes all the time, there will be a big one someday.Pretty funny. A friend of mine in Truckee said exactly this: "Felt like a big truck went by"