LA resident Paul Jackson experienced a earthquake that hit Reno last night.
The epicenter, in Truckee at the California Nevada border, was 33 miles away from where he was staying but still, this shaker veteran knew a jolt when he felt one. And apparently, that shaker was enough to at least be noticed at 4.7 magnitude on the Richter scale.
Jackson had been gambling all evening, and when he was done (and broke) he returned to his room to watch some late night TV. Then, during Jimmy Kimmel Live, one of the local ABC anchors broke into the broadcast to say in a very lighthearted way that the area, indeed, had been ambushed by Mother Nature in the form of an earthquake.
This KOLO-TV anchor asked for anyone who noticed any damage to please send in photos or video to the station, and then she signed off about a minute after she started, saying to resume watching Jimmy Kimmel as he kept a running gag going with David Spade who was visiting a West Hollywood pumpkin patch.
And so, as Los Angeles resident Paul Jackson shrugged his shoulders since nothing had moved out of place, he snapped off the TV. But just before he fell asleep, he was once again reminded of home. OK, so it took the concept that Halloween was coming from Jimmy Kimmel who broadcasts in LA and that a shaker was hitting Reno to make him feel as if he had never even driven the nine hours to Northern Nevada.
Indeed, even while in another earthquake country, this was just another way of saying to this home boy that the City of Angels is, indeed, literally everywhere.