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2007-10-31 02:39:30.535069+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Wow. Felt that one 60+ miles away. Diane, Bill (and anyone in that area that I'm missing...) you guys okay?

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-31 04:25:15.827996+00 by: Diane Reese

Totally fine here. In fact, we're a little disappointed: we didn't feel ANYTHING. We were driving home from dinner in Cupertino, right on the western edge of San Jose, about a 6 minute trip. We stopped to get gas and as we got out of the car, the attendant was jumping up and down and waving his arms and babbling about something that we eventually translated as, "THE EARTHQUAKE!" We looked at each other as if he were making it up, but soon learned *we* were the nutty ones.

Nothing out of place at home, glassware still on shelves. When Charlie put a bowl down a little harder than usual on the kitchen table, a mailing tube I'd rested against my chair slid off and thudded to the floor... but it had not done so during the earthquake so I imagine there was not much shaking in our house.

From what I can tell so far, no injuries and only very minor damage reported. I'm scheduled to fly out of SJC at 6:30am tomorrow, so I'm hoping the airport is A-OK.

Thanks for asking, man!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-31 04:41:53.332876+00 by: whump

I'm okay. Felt it as a boom and a rolling motion. The cats were beside themselves, but have calmed down now.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-31 10:48:39.335894+00 by: jeff

Wow ... kind of reminds me of the 5.5 I felt in 2000. It was centered in Napa Valley (did $100M damage there), and I felt it in Point Richmond as a series of rolling waves.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-31 12:59:56.127326+00 by: Dan Lyke

I was out on the deck working on Charlene's Halloween costume for school when I heard the furnace kick on, and the deck started wobbling. I thought "that's weird, I thought the furnace was on the ground, not tied to the structure, and that's a lot of vibration". Then it died away, Charlene came out and said "was that you?" and the wobbling came back and lasted for a while.

It felt big not because the effects here were huge, but because of how long it went on and how big the movement was. Not sharp movement, nothing fell off the shelves, but I wasn't interested in, say, trying to walk somewhere...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-31 15:53:21.554178+00 by: Dwayne

Potrero Hill here... For a few seconds before I realized what was going on I thought my upstairs neighbors must be dragging a large chest across the floor...