Berkeley Earthquake Report

Woke up to some shaking at 5:33 a.m. The technical details are here at the U.S. Geological Survey website: Magnitude 4.0.

The experience: I was lying in bed awake. First, a distant rumble, then a good sharp jolt. A pause of a couple of seconds, and then another stronger jolt, followed by five to ten seconds of light shaking.

It’s always the seconds after the first shaking sensation that I kind of dread. How bad is this thing going to be? Is it going to intensify, or is that it?

Here’s the Google map of the epicenter locaction, about two, two and a half miles north of us:

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And with that, I’m going to follow a colleague’s advice and go back to bed.

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