Saturday, September 24, 2005

Shaky Quakey

I experienced my first earthquake as a California resident at 4:25am this morning: this magnitude 3.2 quake, on the Hayward fault near Piedmont, actually woke me up. What did it feel like? Like someone put their foot on the side of the bed and gave it a good shove.

USGS Recent Earthquake Activity map showing magnitude 3.2 earthquake near Oakland.
USGS Community Intensity map.

The USGS takes online “did you feel it?” reports from the public; 2421 responses so far, 48 from Walnut Creek. I guess a lot of people here are earthquake watchers. I've added my report.