4.2 quake rattles part of Palo Alto Around Town, posted by Tyler Hanley, online editor of Palo Alto Online, on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:18 am Tyler Hanley is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake centered about 6 miles outside of Milpitas rattled parts of Palo Alto at 10:09 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Jan. 7). A story will be posted shortly on Palo Alto Online. Here is a link to information about the quake on the USGS website.
Posted by Ms. L, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:53 am
Annette, Way to go! Thanks for the wonderful advice above. Definitely need to get prepared as we all know, we are way overdue for a large earthquake, and I myself have clearly become to complacent and comfortable. I've lived here all of my 39 years of life. As a native, I should know better! Quakecare, here I come! THanks again for the link and sound advice. You're awesome! I can tell.
Many felt it here in Mt. View at work. El Camino/Showers area.
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:17 am
Is it just me, or did we used to have a lot more earthquakes around here? Before the 1989 earthquake, I remember feeling earthquakes several times a year (usually 5.0 or bigger). I can only remember a few since 1989 (like once every 5 years). I've lived in the same house in Midtown for all of that time period.
Posted by fremonter, a resident of another community, on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:21 am
in Fremont at 880 south and Cushing blvd, distinct muffled boom sound with moderate jolt followed in 1 second by single sharp shake, heard building walls creak, and lighting fixtures rattle, but nothing fell down.
Posted by a.l., a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm
I was in Los Altos on El Camino in a business office -- felt things kind of roll and rumble. It felt kind of like muscle tremors to start to be honest, then with the rolling was clearly a quake (not me). It was so short, I waited for a minute wondering if there was more to come.