A little before 7 PM this evening I felt a microquake in Silverlake. Of course it was so tiny few other people noticed it except those right on top of the quake and it reminded me of a fun little way to look up the EXACT epicenter of a quake.
The USGS provides the quake epicenter as coordinates. Mapquest allows you to look up coordinates on a standard street map. Grab the current quake off the USGS Recent Quakes site and plug it in an voila! You’ve got a location you can drive to! Of course if someone knows an easier way to do this and if Google Maps supports coordinates, please leave a comment. (Yes, there is a topozone link from the USGS site, but I find that it doesn’t always work for some reason.)
The quake today (a puny 1.9) was in Atwater Village in the block of Greensware Road between Tyburn and Glendale Blvd.