Recent South Bay Earthquake

Felt like a 3.0 pointer here in North Beach, but too soon to tell I guess. Epicenter is south of San Jose. More info on the USGS site:
USGS Recent Earthquakes

Update: now they say 5.6.

8 Comments so far

  1. Roger (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

    I was at the top of a 3 story building in GG Heights and the room shook for about 10 seconds, which is a very LONG quake.

    I’ve been through every quake since the one in March of ’56 and I thought this one was a major magnitude.


  2. anna (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    Yeah I was on the second floor, and it seemed long. I got up, went to a doorway, and then it calmed down, but got more intense, so I moved again.


  3. Tara A (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

    I am in the Santa Cruz mountains and was inside. Ran outside. Things were swaying in my house.


  4. anna (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    Yikes! When I reported this on the usgs site, it said I was giving it a III magnitude. I guess being 40-some odd miles away meant not that much swaying. As usual, the sounds freak me out more than the motions.


  5. anna (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    Sister in San Jose said it was pretty strong too.


  6. jjames (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    it shook pretty well in redwood city. not violent, but long..


  7. mark (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    Moderately strong rumbling near Cesar Chavez and Bryant St.s in SF, but not enough to get my butt off the couch.


  8. Allison (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    We lived in Fremont and felt our first earthquake. It was pretty long and felt like a 5.3.



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