Friday, January 12, 2007
Early morning wake up call
|A minor earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 rolled across Sonoma County early today, jolting awake many who live here but causing no immediate reports of damage.|
The initial temblor struck at 3:27 a.m. and was centered about five miles northwest of Glen Ellen, the U.S. Geological Survey said.An after-shock of magnitude 2.6 struck at 6:49 a.m., the USGS said."We definitely felt it," but it did not appear to cause any problems, Glen Ellen Fire Capt. Dan Pierce said."No calls from it. Nothing," Pierce said. "I think all in all it was just a reminder that we live in earthquake country,"Sonoma County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Dunn said some concerned residents called to inquire about the quake but he was unaware of any damage."It was just kind of a nice rolling one," he said.More information is available on the USGS Web site at: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/rpquake2_redirect.cfmhttp://www.pressdemocrat.com/rpquake3_redirect.cfm
The epicenter was about 15 mi. from where I live. Enough of a shake to wake one up, but not enough to eject one from a warm bed on a very cold night. The second one hit after the clock radio came on but while I was still comatose..... so I heard it and felt it, still didn't move.