Hah! 3.7, that's nothing. We' must have had four or five 5.4 plus earthquakes since Easter Sunday.
All fun aside, yeah earthquakes aren't really fun. They just kinda come and you cross your fingers it's not going to be a huge one. Then you call everybody in the immediate area and ask "did you feel that?"
Everyone knows where my sympathies lie, but IMO Edwards is just being politically shrewd here. Telling people that the economy is OK due to the success of eBay, even if true, is not going to win you any political support.