Shake Rattle and Roll

Holy crap! Did ya’ll just feel that earthquake just now?? This one lasted about six seconds and i’ve scoured various news sites but haven’t seen anything posted about it just yet. The big one, I am convinced, will be coming sooner rather than later given the series of mini’s we’ve been having.

7 Comments so far

  1. Richard Ault (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    Definitely felt it. Reports can be found here.

    It was centered under Oakland, and it was a 3.4.

  2. Jason D- (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Awesome! I didn’t feel anything on the 16th floor down in the Financial District. Here’s to ball bearings and floaty skyscrapers.

  3. Richard Ault (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    Update: looks like it was hayward fault, right under Berserkeley.

  4. edrabbit (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    felt the building sway a bit on the second floor in soma. guess I ought to get my apocalypse kit back in order before the big one hits.

  5. Nancy (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

    Funny thing about earthquakes in the city, from the perspective of one sitting in an architectural office when then hit – we all freeze, then instinctually look up at the MEGALITHIC STEEL BRACE FRAME installed in our UNREINFORCED MASONRY MID-RISE BUILDING, and breathe a sigh of relief.

    And then we all talk about what would happen if it should fail.

  6. dln (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    So naturally we need to throw a huge end-of-the-world party. Like tonight.

  7. tyler82 (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    I don’t believe there is going to be an earthquake massive enough to destroy all the buildings here, everything is pretty well updated seismicaly. Even in 1989, the only major quake since the ’06, some highways collapsed and houses in the Marina fell, and the death toll didn’t even reach 1,000. It actually turned out to be good for the city because the Embarcadero Freeway and Central Freeways were torn down as a result.

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