- OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An early morning earthquake on Wednesday morning may have been small in magnitude, but its epicenter in a quiet neighborhood near Lake Timescale in Oakland led to it being widely felt by local residents waking up. Ji
According to the U.S. Geological Survey hit the 2.8 magnitude earthquake at 12:18 p.m. in the middle of the Contra Costa Road. It was the second minor earthquake in the neighborhood this week.
The USGS said the temblor was felt by hundreds of residents in Oakland, Berkeley and Orinda. While it was too small to cause any damage, it shook up local residents using social media.
As I lay in bed, I heard the roar of the floor followed by a powerful shock that shook my entire house from side to side! Heather Alexander wrote on Twitter. “4 seconds of pure fear.”
This mini-earthquake in # Oakland a few minutes ago was the second earthquake in the last 4 days, ”she added. “I hope this is not a sign that something much bigger is coming.”
Little #earthquake is rattling Oakland, CA enough to wake me up, ”Jim Huntington wrote on Twitter. USGS says 2.8, but felt stronger and made a bit of noise. A friend in San Francisco didn’t feel it. ”
Joanna Adler lives in an older house. The temblor rattled the structure.
Having been on the 3rd floor of an almost 100-year-old building with wooden ceilings and concrete walls for the past 20 years, I am used to amplifying the sense of earthquakes, ‘she wrote. “But that felt like 4.2, not 2.8!”
Captains was watching a late movie.
It’s not a good feeling when you watch a thriller movie with headphones on and a light earthquake gives you a mini heart attack, ” he posted.
Kimberly Chin was also shocked.
“Okay, I was awake from that earthquake and it shocked me,” she posted. “Only a 2.8 ?! it was quite a shock. ”
And Sonny Le added – “So that was just a 2.8… a quick jolt, in # Piedmont- # Oakland area. Yes, an #earthquake, low on the Richter scale, but a shock nonetheless. ”
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