The Earthquake Slam.
The Kraft Nabisco, the LPGA’s first major championship of the year, ended with an earthquake. Yani Tseng, the winner, was being interviewed when a quake struck about 100 miles south of Rancho Mirage, Calif., and shook the media center, nearly knocking the trophy off a table.
Somewhere around 1:41 p.m. today, LPGA director of media relations Heather Daly-Donofrio felt something unusual rumbling through the media center at the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club.
“The floor was shaking and the tables were shaking,” Daly-Donofrio said.
Reiko Takekawa of the Kyodo News Service was suspicious.
“Are we having an earthquake?” she asked Daly-Donofrio.
“No,” Daly-Donofrio said. “We don’t get earthquakes here.”
Like most media here, Daly-Donofrio thought the shaking was from people marching into the media center together. But Takekawa was right. The earthquake that hit Quebec and Southern Ontario on Wednesday with a measurement of 5.5 on the Richter scale was felt briefly in the Rochester area, about 200 miles away from the earthquake's epicenter.