Skip to comments.Seconds-apart quakes shake Californians awake
Posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:53 PM PST by BenLurkin
Back-to-back earthquakes rattled northern California Monday morning, triggering an early start to the work week for some in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.
The stronger quake -- at a 4.0 magnitude -- was centered one mile north of El Cerrito in the East Bay and 10 miles north-northwest of Oakland. It struck at a depth of 5.7 miles at 5:33 a.m. PT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It came about seven seconds after a 3.5 temblor -- known as the foreshock -- hit in nearly the same location at a depth of five miles.
Advertise | AdChoices"There were two earthquakes and since then there have been a lot of little aftershocks, which is totally to be expected, down in the magnitude 2.0 range, Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the USGS' National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, told msnbc.com.
The USGS website initially appeared to show two quakes, then one temblor in the immediate aftermath -- and some people wrote on Twitter that they felt two
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So sorry to hear that...
Mostly in CA, though, that isn’t that big of a deal —size wise.
Never felt a THING in San Diego. FYI.
Maybe God has had enough of San Francisco.
I was looking at an earthquake map recently to see if a rumbling I had felt was an earthquake. I discovered that a few years back there was a 3.5 quake with its epicenter where my house sits, and somehow I never felt it. Can 3.5 quakes be felt?
This would be true only if SF was hit with a 10.0
Yes, they certainly can. It does depend, though, on how far you are from the epicenter and how deep below the surface the quake is.
The first quake woke us up and the second one rattled our bones a little bit.
The nine pound dog was most affected. Me and the gf were fine.
We will rebuild!
Didn’t wake me up here in Martinez,but a 4.0 isn’t enough to stir my coffee.
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