There's something to be said for consistency. I've fulfilled my once-a-year sizable earthquake quota for the fourth year in a row. Last night, around 2:12 am I was awakened by a slight rocking and low rumbling. I must be getting used to this kind of thing since my only reaction was to turn my head toward the window to see the shadows of the telephone wires swinging back and forth over the street. Then it was back to sleep.
According to the USGS, which has a phenomenal earthquake reporting and tracking program, this quake's epicenter was over 106 km deep and about 100 km north of Cali, near the town of Tuluá, registering 4.9 on the Richter scale. As a colleague at school said today, "that was nothing - the Chileans would have just thought their stomach was growling."