There’s a mild hysteria circulating the internets this week about an incredibly high level of Carbon Monoxide just off the coast of Southern California. It’s as if the earth burped. There is worry that it is a warning sign of a massive earthquake. There’s also a lot of disagreement over whether or not excess carbon monoxide is actually an indicator of an earthquake. Depending on whether or not you choose to worry, you can find an article to back your stance. Perhaps we are all a little wrong and a little right. Perhaps gas emissions do not cause or indicate earthquakes, like at all. Perhaps it’s just a million people lying awake in their still beds, fearing a shake, and it’s all of this worry forming a cloud that presses and burrows down into the earth until it Quakes.