Holy shit, you feel that quake?!

Time: 20:05 on 10/30/2007. If you plan on living in San Francisco, get used to quakes. That one literally happened seconds ago (in the middle of posting), and it happens all the time. Still rattles the nerves, no matter how many you’ve been through.


[Update at 20:24: And look at that, the quake site is already updated, and if you break it down further you see it was a magnitude 5.6 centered around San Jose, Milpitas, Alum Rock area. Wow! That site is real time! And that’s a serious quake.]

-In case you didn’t know, we have this site at your fingertips in the “sites of interest”.


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  1. I felt that thing. It started with a long rattle, like there was a truck jack hammering outside, then a quick jolt, and swaying. I could here all the wood in my building cracking. I live on Jackson at Divisadero. I just moved here two years ago from Chicago. That was my first big one. Kind of scary to say the least.

    Kudos to posting it right after it happened. I don’t think sfgate even has it up yet.

    [Editor’s note: And kudos to you for reading, and commenting on our site in the midst of such drama. ;-) ]

  2. I was driving and didn’t even feel it! Awww..

  3. Felt it pretty good here in the Marina. Go figure.

  4. central noe valley. barely felt it. Actually, we thought it was the kid jumping on the couch.

    total 5seconds.

  5. it was really scary here in south beach. our golden was literally howling on our patio beforehand to try and warn us. first time he’s done that. it rolled under us and then started up again. very scary!

  6. Sophie,

    We felt it big time in the middle of Noe, maybe because we were in the 3rd floor of our house

  7. deep rumble over in oak-town; long and drawn out, sort of a r o l l . . .

  8. Felt it pretty good. I was on the phone looking at the MLS (go figure) and the computer monitor was shaking for about 5 seconds. My office is above the garage so I thought for a second it was the garage door. But then I felt this sort of rolling sensation too. And my house sits on rock. It was the biggest tremor I’ve felt in quite a while.

  9. By the way, my really good friend, a guy I grew up with, was responsible for this implementation down at the Menlo Park USGS:


    (He also created a 3-D map with which you can go “inside” the fault, but I think that’s a little too big to host on a web page.)

  10. if we keep babbling about this, please visit, bookmark and DO something about it


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    FREE registration of your phones, blackberries, emails etc for alerts. (for some reason, we didnt get anything last night???) for SF, SanMateo and Marin counties


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  11. i wonder what it was like on top of one rincon hill last night? anyone cacheing that webcam?

    [Editor’s note: Which webcam? Please enlighten us.]

  12. felt it pretty hard in Noe..at ground level. It seemed to last a long time.

  13. hmmm. didn’t feel it at all at home in noe valley. thank god for solid rock.

  14. Felt nothing here in Noe Valley.

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