L.A. Does Seismic Testing for New Subway

While residents in other parts of California (not to mention Haiti) are recovering from real earthquakes this week, residents of Century City and Westwood in Los Angeles have been feeling some simulated shaking.

The L.A. Metropolitan Transit Authority is doing some oddly timed seismic testing while trying to plot out a route for a $4 billion dollar subway extension on the west side of the city. The first phase expected is expected to open in 2019.