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California Earthquake

August 25, 2011 by USA Post 

California EarthquakeCalifornia Earthquake, Less than six hours after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on East Coast Virginia had citizens in panic mode and the media buzzing, California earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.6 rolled through the Bay of San Francisco getting much less attention.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 11:36 pm on Tuesday, which seemed to be centered on the Hayward Fault – located about ten miles south of Oakland. Approximately five minutes later, an earthquake measuring 2.3 followed lower.

At 8:30 am on Wednesday, the USGS Did You Feel It? Map had received hundreds of responses to its request for reports that night felt the quake. Most respondents said they felt a jolt, which lasted about two seconds.

Doug Sovern, a reporter for KCBS 740 AM, described the earthquake in the Bay Area in a Twitter post saying:

“Shake fast hard house here in Berkeley-Oakland border. Adrenalina nice boost!”

Aftershocks of the Bay Area midnight felt this morning a 2.7 earthquake was reported near Yorba Linda, Orange County.

While the series of mini-earthquakes in California have caused any harm, who have given the people of the west coast of the opportunity to enter a few timely jabs at the expense of the east coast.

Ayelet Waldman Twitter user, who wrote, shares the best I’ve seen so far:

I love this: “The collective eyes of the people in California is likely to move the earth rather than the earthquake in the East Coast.”

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