Shake it, don't break it!

It’s been a while since I’d felt an earthquake here — and I can’t say that I’d missed it. But this afternoon, while I was helping Jeffrey with his Minnesota state report, we both felt a jolt and a little bit of a roll; I flipped on the radio, and sure enough, they were reporting a small quake had been felt all over the Bay Area.

The USGS California Earthquake page didn’t show anything, but they offered a chance to report what we had felt as a “new” event, so I did. A few minutes later, I checked again, and the event was now well-documented — as I write this, about 35 minutes after the event, they already have 1100 responses.

The quake was a 4.4 on the Calavaras Fault, maybe 20 miles from here, and there have been some much smaller aftershocks (none that I’ve felt). No damage, no injuries — just a wake-up call.