3.4 magnitude earthquake, 2 aftershocks strike Piedmont

3.4 magnitude earthquake, 2 aftershocks strike Piedmont

Jan. 16, 2019– Mary Greeley News – 3.4 preliminary magnitude earthquake has struck Piedmont, California this morning, the USGS reports.

It was first reported as an M3.7 but downgraded to a M3.4

The quake on the Hayward Fault shook near Highway 24 and Hwy 13 junction at 4:42 a.m. and had a depth of 7 miles. The temblor originally had a 3.7 preliminary magnitude but was downgraded to a 3.4 magnitude.

The quake was followed by two aftershocks of 1.9 at 4:45 a.m. and 2.0 at 4:48 a.m.

The earthquake was reportedly felt as far north as Yuba city, and as far south as Watsonville at Santa Cruz.

Some of the felt reports:

On toilet in Claremont Hills home when first heard shutter from outside the house and then a quick shake in the home and I could hear it carryon through the hills.

Shook my whole house. My house is a fortress. Built by my father to be as earthquake proof as possible since we are right next to the fault (We can see it from any window from the right side of the house.) Yet I was still shook awake and even if I hadn’t felt it, it woke my dogs and they went crazy.

3.4 magnitude earthquake, 2 aftershocks strike Piedmont

A huge bong then slight rumbling. Enough to shake my house which is a fortress built by my father to withstand quakes since we’re right next to the San Andrés fault. Good morning Oakland!

It was small but unmistakably an earthquake, which woke me up.

I thought it was going to be a lot worse but then it was over. I’m glad it wasn’t the Big One!

Shook the bed for a few seconds. The dog is still on high alert.

I’ve felt earthquakes here that could be heard coming, rolled or shook, and that lasted longer. Even the ones that felt more like a jolt from a truck hitting the building usually felt like there was some lasting momentum. This one just hit hard and stopped. Even the sound it caused the building to make sounded like it was from heavy impact. I thought the garbage truck that was outside might have hit the building until I checked for reports online. I did jump out of bed and head for the nearest doorway though.

3.4 magnitude earthquake, 2 aftershocks strike Piedmont

I was already awake. Felt a long, slow rolling quake in Alameda.

Woke me up, rattled the house for about three seconds.

Shook my bed. Was slow rolling maybe 3 or 4 seconds long

20 km from location: Home structure made cracking noise, Heavy sectional moved. Was just a short jolt lasting few seconds but definitely knew it was a quake. Ceiing fan pulls swaying.

Woke me up in the Haight, felt the bed move and heard the house creak. ‘’I really should get that seismic retrofit’’

Tiny sway in Danville.

49km from location: Glasses and dishes quickly rattled for 3 seconds and I felt a little dizzy.

64km from location: One quick jolt, like something pushed the house. I was physically jerked to the right.

Mary Greeley News

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