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10-30-2007, 10:13 PM
Just wanted to check in and make sure everyone up in the bay area was alright. Reports came into our newsroom of a 5.6 quake tonight.
10-30-2007, 10:14 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - No injuries or serious damage are being
immediately reported after a magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled homes
and nerves in the San Francisco Bay area tonight.
The moderate temblor struck shortly after 8 P-M about 9 miles
northeast of San Jose.
The intensity of the shaking sent residents diving under desks
and running outside onto sidewalks.
Authorities briefly halted commuter trains running in and out of
San Francisco, but there were no reports of injuries or other
Pictures fell off the walls of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's
house, but the mayor said there was no major damage there.
Residents reported feeling the quake as far east as Sacramento
and as far north as Sonoma County.
10-31-2007, 07:03 AM
My son, Austin, called last night pretty frightened! While a 5.6 is a good shaker Jim and I went through the 7.1 in 1989. Talked about scared! Urs was real close to the fault line as was my son. California does not need any more drama!!!
Solo and I felt the jolt. We're in the East Bay (Newark). It was a pretty good one. I found it a little odd that none of my dogs gave me a warning prior to the jolt. When the '89 quake happen I had a terrier-mix that when crazy running around the house a good ten minutes before it hit. But no warning from Solo or my other dogs..
Lindamaria & Solo
10-31-2007, 03:58 PM
It was the biggest quake I have been in. I live in Half Moon Bay. I was sitting in my recliner. Guzzi lifted his head from the couch and started growling. The shaking followed immediately (it turns out that the quake originated in/near San Jose and took about 8 minutes for the residual rumble to reach us). Guzzi started barking, then the whole neighborhood of dogs started barking while everything rattled for about 30 seconds.
No damage to anything; makes you wonder at how they feel what they feel long before it actually exists.
Karen and Guzzi
10-31-2007, 04:59 PM
So glad you are safe. Jim & I think of you often and we hope all is going well. Jim leaves tomorrow for Scottsdale and I fly in on Friday. We should have lots of fun with our Splash Dogs extended family. We hope to see you soon.
11-01-2007, 04:25 PM
We live in the East Bay (Newark), and this was my dh's first CA earthquake. He's been waiting 10 long years to feel an earthquake (he's from MS originally) and he was hopping up and down like a little kid. My oldest ds was on his bunkbed and was wondering what the heck was going on, and the dogs started barking like mad. I didn't feel much of it, as I've lived here my whole life and it takes quite a bit to get my attention (like the 1989 7.1!). Thankfully my dh and son thought it was fun, and it was the talk of the house for quite some time. My ex-mil lives near the epicenter and said she had just gotten out of the car, and then thought she had forgotten to put the emergency brake on because the car was shaking all over. She said it was the first time she was outside during and earthquake and the ground was really shaking.
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