2.9 earthquake hits Ladera

Temblor felt in Palo Alto, Menlo Park

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The shallow earthquake hit about 2.6 miles deep, according to USGS. It struck 2 miles southwest of Stanford, 3 miles south southwest of Menlo Park and 4 miles southwest of Palo Alto.

There have been no reported injuries or damage. Palo Alto police said Wednesday around 10 p.m. that they had not received any calls about the earthquake.

View the USGS page on the earthquake here.


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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:31 am

Now, how close to the USGS offices/labs in Menlo Park? Are they up 'to experiments' or is Mother Earth warning them (or is it just the usual - quasi-random motions of the Earth :).

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of another community
on Sep 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

I was at Woodside Rd and Alameda de las Pulgas in Redwood City and felt it as a quick jolt, like someone slammed a door in the distance.

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Posted by Cupertino Gossip
a resident of Castro City
on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

I heard a rumor that U2 would be playing the aftershock.

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