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Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Palo Alto, on Monday night

More than a dozen people take to Twitter with reactions to the jolt

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Palo Alto area on Monday night.

The temblor struck at 10:33 p.m. in an area less than a mile away from Pleasant Hill and about 2.2 miles away from Walnut Creek, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It had a depth of 9.1 miles.

A Palo Alto police and fire dispatcher reported one resident calling the dispatch center to report feeling the quake. No reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake were made as of 11 p.m.

More than a dozen people in Palo Alto or surrounding cities took to Twitter minutes after the quake with reactions to the jolt.

"Felt the #earthquake shakes in Palo Alto, minor over here," tweeted James Lewis, creator of AddOhms Tutorials.

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"#earthquake felt in Palo Alto, working at my desk upstairs like something slammed my chair," tweeted historian Adrienne Mayor.

The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was preceded by a 2.5-magnitude temblor at 10:23 p.m.

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Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Palo Alto, on Monday night

More than a dozen people take to Twitter with reactions to the jolt

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 11:10 pm

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Palo Alto area on Monday night.

The temblor struck at 10:33 p.m. in an area less than a mile away from Pleasant Hill and about 2.2 miles away from Walnut Creek, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It had a depth of 9.1 miles.

A Palo Alto police and fire dispatcher reported one resident calling the dispatch center to report feeling the quake. No reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake were made as of 11 p.m.

More than a dozen people in Palo Alto or surrounding cities took to Twitter minutes after the quake with reactions to the jolt.

"Felt the #earthquake shakes in Palo Alto, minor over here," tweeted James Lewis, creator of AddOhms Tutorials.

"#earthquake felt in Palo Alto, working at my desk upstairs like something slammed my chair," tweeted historian Adrienne Mayor.

The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was preceded by a 2.5-magnitude temblor at 10:23 p.m.

Related content:

Palo Alto officials offer tips to prepare for a powerful earthquake

Comments

Nayeli
Registered user
Midtown
on Oct 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm
Nayeli, Midtown
Registered user
on Oct 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm
6 people like this

As I imagine is true with most people in Palo Alto, we felt it as a quick jolt. In fact, I thought that someone might have hit our building. I'm always concerned that something like this could be a seismic foreshock.


Upgraded foundation
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm
Upgraded foundation, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm
2 people like this



Get your foundations upgraded, people.


musical
Palo Verde
on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:41 am
musical, Palo Verde
on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:41 am
Like this comment

Any magnitude limit where PG&E shuts off electricity for safety reasons?


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