Second Earthquake Wakes Up Bay Area in Two Days

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      Snort McDork
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      On the 25th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, the second temblor in two days has woken up the Bay Area, with the last seismic event a magnitude 3.5 centered in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills.

      The latest temblor struck at 6:11 a.m., with an epicenter less than a mile west of the western edge of the Caldecott Tunnel — about 2 miles southeast of the UC Berkeley campus and 4 miles northeast of downtown Oakland.

      An earlier quake, a magnitude 3.4, hit a day earlier at 4:42 a.m

      The U.S. Geological Survey reported light shaking, or Intensity Level 4 shaking, on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. Shaking of this type generally is felt indoors by many, and rattle dishes and windows and cause walls to make a cracking sound. It can feel like a heavy truck striking a building, and rock standing cars noticeably.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/second-earthquake-in-two-days-wakes-up-bay-area/ar-BBSnfoI?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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    • #13641
      Pastiche
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      After living through a 7.1 quake in SF, the tiny 3.4 quakes are nothing.

    • #13853
      Snort McDork
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      Sounds like you went through Loma Preita in 89.

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      RufusTFirefly
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      Unless it’s a “pre-shock,” this is media sensationalism.

      Most Bay Area residents don’t notice anything less than 4 and don’t really pay attention until it’s greater than 5. I was once at a hockey playoff game during a 5-plus. Everyone noticed, but it barely amounted to more than a hiccup in the game.

      And yes, I am a veteran of Loma Prieta, Oct. 17, 1989.

       

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