Oh, this is so wrong! My sister just wrote from England to tell me about the earthquake she felt, a 4.8 in the Midlands. I have been in California two years nearly and have yet to feel an earthquake, and she gets one in her first month there.
I am most put out.
(now the earthquake gods will probably laugh and give me a giant earthquake instead of a little tremor. One should never give them the chance to be ironic.)