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South Bay earthquake felt across Peninsula

Original post made on Jan 7, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 struck this morning near Milpitas. Its brief tremors could be felt in Mountain View and as far north as San Francisco.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 7, 2010, 11:03 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Navy Brat, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Didn't feel a thing, thank goodness.


Posted by Inessa, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm

It was unpleasant, to say the least. Very short, though.


Posted by former mv resident, a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Sounded like a jet plane was hovering low RIGHT over my house, and then the house shook and rumbled, but no seasick swaying. Short but still scary!


Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

In Palo Alto, good shake on desk. Hope it releases with small ones like this. Get your gear ready!


Posted by Cynthia, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

One more little wake up call. If your neighborhood has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), join it. If your neighborhood doesn't have one, start one. Contact your city's fire department for training schedules. The CERT group in the Cuesta Park neighborhood is terrific.


Posted by Alan R, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

I felt this, woke up for a second, went back to sleep. It was fun! I hope we have a bigger one soon.


Posted by jravanell, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

my place shook violently and for a moment i thought the guy s meth lab next door exploded!


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