I'm very surprised to see as much damage has actually occurred, and the unfortunate death toll, but, as big a magnitude as it was, the location was a stroke of relative luck. If anyone else here rode out the Northridge quake, they can share the notion of how bad a jolt this size can be if centered just a hair north or south of where this one was. As they're fond of rolling out and saying every time an earthquake hits here - 'Earthquakes don't kill people. Buildings kill people.' Proven true again, unfortunately. As for this area, we didn't seem to feel it (me at all, actually) as much as some even a few miles away.