Bay Area Wakes Up To Magnitude 4.0 East Bay Quake

EL CERRITO (CBS 5 / KCBS) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 shook the Bay Area at 5:33 a.m. on Monday.

The shallow quake was centered a mile north of El Cerrito, two miles from Richmond, four miles north of Berkeley and 13 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

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An initial report placed the magnitude at 4.3. The U.S. Geological Survey subsequently downgraded it to 4.0.

Phone-in and e-mail reports from viewers and listeners to KPIX-TV CBS 5 and KCBS All News 740 AM &FM 106.9 indicated that the quake was felt across much of the East Bay as well as the North Bay and San Francisco. The jerky tremor lasted only a few seconds.

One Twitter user wrote, “All of San Francisco just woke up, tweeted, and are now going back to bed for an hour. Thanks early morning #earthquake.”

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said there were no power outages caused by the quake.

Bay Area Rapid Transit did briefly halt service during the early morning commute to conduct track inspections. Inspections of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge also found no damage.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The tremor was felt by bridge staff as a “quick jolt,” said Golden Gate spokeswoman Mary Currie.

The USGS indicated some aftershocks had occurred, most notably a magnitude 2.0 around 6 a.m. near East Richmond Heights, which is about a mile from the epicenter of the 4.0 quake.

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were briefly delayed after the quake to inspect the tracks.

 

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  1. Brian Fahey says:

    I felt the quake in San Rafael.

    Woke up to the bed shaking and my bedroom door ratteling.

    My dog was on the bed and didn’t budge…. Was alarming but only felt the initial shake for 5-10 seconds. Did not feel the 2.0 quake after 6.

    1. bobington says:

      Just remember…people who live in CA will always be btter than you….

      I agree with you though, don’t cry when the inevitible (sp?) happens. New Orleans did it, and will again probably when it floods again, however the people in the miidwest just got their butts kicked by tornadoes and yes they are reeling from the destruction, but they aren’t crying about the fact that the tornado happened because they always knew it was a possibility.

      1. bobington says:

        Stoopid. This was ment as a response to FFF below, not here. Sorry Brian…

      2. ShakeItUp says:

        This might be the first story in the news this year that isn’t entirely made up after the coup and cover up. We have a real earthquake rocking Washington now too.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

      3. Kam says:

        People are crying about the tornados. That was an awful and devastating tornado. I don’t see how you can say how people knew it was a possibility when they were living in trailer homes and had no storm cellars. What happened there was truly awful and there are people hurting and crying. Way to trivialize a disaster.

      4. batman says:

        Clearly, God is angry at the puny humans for their Sodom and Gonorrhea lifestyles.

        You should appease your god to save yourselves. Repent from your evil ways, and
        stop letting the crooks you call politicians from stealing your money.

        GOOGLE EXCLUDED INCOME

      5. Ryan says:

        You guys better wake up it is only going to get worse! Get prepared for the end of 2012 boys keep your powder dry!
        http://survive-2012-no-matter-what.blogspot.com

      6. bobington says:

        Kam, you completely misunderstood my comment. I am not saying that the tornados/flooding/hurricanes/earthquakes/etc are not terrible. They obviously are. What I am saying is the people in some ares admit they are living in a disaster prone area, while people in other areas dont. The people in the mid west know a tornado will come though, however, remember Katrina? Those people knew they lived below sea level and blamed the government for their problems, not the fact that they lived below sea level and didnt have flood insurance. People in CA know they live where they will get earthquakes, the question is who will they blame when the “big one” hits? Themselves or someone else? The people who just got hit with tornadoes are not blaming anyone but the tornado.

      7. B Josloff says:

        Trust me. People are crying in the Midwest.

      8. B Josloff says:

        @bobyington…It was right to blame both local, state, and Federal government. At the federal level, those levies were due to for repair and retrofit for years. FE MA was pathetic in its initial response and at the local and state level we saw very ill-prepared emergency response agencies and preparation…Emergency Preparedness at the macro level is the responsibility of government at Federal, State, and local levels.

      9. Mark Twain says:

        B FD…this is just on more story, to deflect attention away from O bama’s failed policies.

        A 4.0 in SF is like going to Denny’s, and the waitress spills a 1/2 inch over your coffee cup.

        This story is just one more proof, that “jour nalists” have been ordered by the W hite H ouse, to report the most dumb $$ stories, as “news”.

    2. Rebecca says:

      I must be a wimp. I would absolutley freak out if that were me. But then again, I live in Kentucky. I’ve never been through one. I heard that y’all in California get them all the time, though.

    3. Nomr says:

      This is the beginning of earth changes.
      If you can leave california and San Francisco do so soon.

      As California will be submerged by the sea.

      1. gman says:

        What? This happens ALL THE TIME. California isn’t going to slip into the sea in your or your grandchildren’s lifetime. California is a great state with enormous diversity.

      2. The Flamingo Kid says:

        LOL!

      3. Richard says:

        I would LOVE to leave California …. but…..it has NOTHING to do with earthquakes. They happen repeatedly and a 4.0 is actually a very minor occurence.

      4. Plurb says:

        Hah Hah Hah ! You got the Hah Hahs!

      5. B Josloff says:

        Geologists and geophysicists are expecting a quake along the madras fault line at the level of 9.0 or higher. When it occurs, the Mississippi will flow reverse its course and Missouri will be flattened. And, unlike San Francisco, these are all God fearing, Gay hating real American folk.

    4. jamesB says:

      Felt it here in Los Altos. They weren’t much, but they were still the biggest I’ve felt in a couple of years. Big enough to have running to the living room to grab some pottery of the shelves, just in case a Big Daddy was coming.

    5. Nomr says:

      All obsene activities in the california area will be judged by
      a massive earthquake which will send the state into the sea

      california will be submerged….stop your pornography..

  2. FFF says:

    At this point if you’re still living in California, knowing it’s only a matter of time until an earthquake destroys it, you’re really really dumb. Between the nuclear reactors that are built on fault lines and the gangs that will run rampant afterward, please don’t expect the rest of us that don’t live in such a cool place, to finance you after the destruction. —— http://911essentials.com

      1. AwakeEarly says:

        LOL@Jingly…..Not sure why your two simple letters of (ok) have me cracking up this morning.

      2. OtterX says:

        HA!

      3. Cid Young says:

        I’ll take the Rockin’ S.F. Bay Area A-N-Y D-A-Y over Hicksville, are you a Wasilla-Hillbilly?

      4. MeasureTheSizeOfThis says:

        Unelected officials found another story to take over. They are afraid you can’t handle the truth. We have no democracy, no president, and freedom of press is an illusion after the coup and cover up.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

    1. Tina says:

      Your mother must be so proud to have raised such a compassionate person… As if other states in the US are immune to natural disasters… Hurricanes, tornadoes…

    2. loverpoint says:

      You’re really dumb if you belittle other people for where they choose to live. What about Alaskans, Japanese. What about Hawaiians that live on an active volcano ?What about people that live in mobile homes in the tornado belt of the Mid Western US. How about the people that live along coastal waters anywhere in the world. Please tell the world which spot you have declared the smartest place to live?

      1. KKKKKKKKKKKK says:

        LOL you tell them! Amazing how many ignorant, hateful, right wing idiots out there!

      2. truthhurts says:

        @ KKKKKKKKKKKK
        Are you worried about the competition?

    3. simone says says:

      hahahahahah … you live in kansas, right? and haven’t figured out that massive earthquakes only happen every 30-50 years, whereas you guys get tornados every spring and fall.

      who’s dumb now?

      don’t get me wrong, i’m an okie: i have massive sympathy for those caught in the recent weather … i’m from there … but it still doesn’t change the basic math: how often do we have to face earthquakes? and the rest of the time, we live in paradise. and yet folks think *we’re* the stupid ones.

    4. Wes says:

      Do you not know anything about Geology or are you simply trying to be funny? The western side of the San Andreas fault is moving north-west. It will take MILLIONS of years to move to the point where it separates from the mainland. California will never be “destroyed” by this.

      1. Fancios says:

        So when Diablo Canyon Power Plant, built on a fault line goes, and everything is radiated … you don’t call that destroyed? No one said anything about separating. But hey, enjoy the glow in the dark world, you’ll be able to see at night as you die from radiation poisoning.

      2. Jerane says:

        If Diablo was to do a Fukushima, scientists say everything south of it is toast. That can happen any day, you don’t have to wait ‘millions’ of years to have the state destroyed. Don’t you know anything about physics Wes?

      3. Seraphim0 says:

        So, Francios, now that we have seen a fallout in Japan– why aren’t they glowing in the dark and dying by the hundreds? Oh, because emergency announcements and services combined with evacuation saved them.

        Get over yourself. The doomsaying of your posts reaks of idiocy and pathetic fear mongering.

      4. Dr. Kiawa says:

        @Seraphim0 Go look at the data. Now Tokyo is receiving levels 25 times higher than what they evacuated Chernobyl on and you’re now getting that in California. But you know better. Google Fukushima update and learn something.

      5. Dr. Kiawa says:

        Tokyo Radiation Level 25x the Fukushima Mandatory Evacuation Zone, Some as High as Chernobyl, Ocean 1000x Higher 400 Miles Away

        google that and wake the F up

      6. bobington says:

        I guess people really fail to realize that none the geological mapping forcasts for the next several million years show CA falling into the ocean.

      7. Living on borrowed time... and loving it! says:

        @Fancios, Jerane, & “Dr”. Kiawa, Did any of you rubes actually read up on the Diablo plant? Kiawa you said yourself to google it. So I did. Even without wikipedia bias and misinformation there are PLENTY of articles indicating that your fear mongering and trolling are uncalled for. Most articles say it is built to withstand 7.5. And honestly, if anything larger then 7.5 hits, the reactor is the last thing anyone is going to worry about. 7.5+ will level most the pre 1960’s homes that make up a great deal of residences, and the fires that spread will make the sun look like an ice cube. As for falling into the ocean, Wes is right, CA is actually unable to fall in that direction. An equally improbable claim would be that CA would fall into the lap of Las Vegas.

        On a side note, I live in LA, and would pay money to watch all the Beverly Hills homes come sliding down the hill when the big one hits. Sunset Blvd is going to contain so much wreckage they might as well turn it into a dump.

        And if any of you stick-up-your-arse busy bodies don’t get it, there was a bit of sarcasm, hyperbole, and general humor sprinkled about my comment. To Live and Die in LA, we do it every day.

    5. Chad says:

      And where is it that you live FFF, that is so safe from any disasters?

      1. CA Loving It says:

        he must live under the safest rock in the world!

      2. Carl says:

        i know right?

    6. Justin Time says:

      Whenever I read or hear of tornadoes or hurricanes suffered by other parts of the US, my heart and prayers goes out to them. Its sad when the place you live suffers a natural disaster and the rest of the nation shouts “Stupid, you suck! You deserved that!”

    7. Rod says:

      At this point, if you’re still living on Earth, knowing it’s only a matter of time until something kills you, you’re really, really dumb. Do us all a favor FFF and oFFF yourself.

    8. getalife says:

      you sound really stupid

    9. daniel says:

      at least im livin

    10. Irving M. Terzich says:

      Hello FFF: Well, I’m probably old enough to be your father, and have been through my share of CA eartquakes. Anything undeer 5.0 is pretty ho hum, above that you really notice it. A couple of broken dishes, etc., is nothing compared to sunshine, the great outdoors, and family. Bet you would enjoy Yosemite if you came out to see us. Irv

      1. Gary says:

        So what happens when you have a 8 or greater at Diablo Canyon when it’s only been rated for a 7.5? We’re not talking about broken dishes, we’re talking about a complete meltdown as Fukushima.

    11. poophotdog says:

      you jealous bro?

    12. Squawks says:

      I’m afraid I agree. California is going to be in the ocean and everyone will be shocked.

      1. gman says:

        Don’t be afraid, Squaks, ignorance is bliss.

    13. wisey says:

      Wonder what you’ll type on when silicon valley disappears. Im sure Kansas will swoop in and start putting out cutting edge technology. You owe us.

      1. bobington says:

        Silicon Valley hillarious! You know its all really coming from Japan right? Just like most of the ideas/trends in CA. The Pacific Ocean can be suprisingly small.

    14. The Flamingo Kid says:

      HA HA Ha Ha Ha. Maybe it is YOU who will get sucked up by a tornado. When it happens, don’t expect the rest of us to finance your destruction.

  3. Kat Vaughn says:

    It was a good rattler here in Richmond. Felt stronger than a 4.0. Both cats slinking through the house afterwards…they’ve not experienced an EQ before.

  4. john says:

    Did not feel it in Livermore

  5. Helen W. says:

    Felt this Earthquake, and it felt stronger then a 4.0. First it was a short rumble, and then suddenly it hit real hard. Had things falling all over. It really scared me. Tried to get in the doorway by the bathroom, but it came so suddenly. It felt very muc like the one we had Octobe 17th, 1989. It really was a strong one. This was truly a strong one. I live in El Sobratne, between May Road and Appian Way. Felt a lot of Earthquake, but not as strong as this one. Flet like it was right under my home. IT WAS STRONG AND FRIGHTENING!!

    1. Richard says:

      Helen; I have no doubt that this morning’s earthquake jolted you but the Oct. 17th, 1989 quake was VERY serious and caused NUMEROUS loss of life. A 4.0 is MILd by comparison.

  6. victoria says:

    dont hate on California some of us are just stuck here born and raised and not able to move.

    1. simone says says:

      you’re not stuck here: move. it’s really cheap to live in the midwest. and trust me. within 6 months you’ll be wondering why you went crazy and left home.

      1. frank3108 says:

        If they move back in the winter it won’t take 6 months, just one sub-zero day or go thru a tornado. Just look at the pictures from them. California is best.

      2. LP says:

        Ya the midwest where they have devestating tornadoes….

      3. bobington says:

        One Sub-zero day? Are people from CA really that weak that they cant handle a chilly day?

    2. Richard says:

      I feel your PAIN Victoria!

  7. loverpoint says:

    I’d much rather have a 4.0 earthquake every other week than a 9.0 every 100-200 years.

    1. billius says:

      Um,there aren’t tornado’s in Cal.

      1. CA Loving It says:

        Umm yes there are! We had one touch down at the lake in Lake Forest (South Orange County) two years ago

      2. simone says says:

        there was in fact a tornado in vallejo this morning. i’ve lived here (Bay Area) almost 30 years, and i recall about 4-5 tornadoes. they are unusual, small, and rarely do much damage. but we have ’em

      3. Hogarth says:

        Google “California” and “tornado”.

      4. simone says says:

        googling it would be too much like work, wouldn’t it, plus the writer might have to deal with *gasp!* REAL FACTS!! …. when it’s just easier to throw out some old wives’ tale😉

  8. Brown Dufus says:

    Don’t worry about paying for the post damage. It will be a job maker. The funding machine is in place for the rebuild. The rest of the country will pay for the project. We will be indebted to the rest of the world, but that is part of the plan.

  9. Chris says:

    There were actually two quakes at almost the same location, 8 seconds apart. Both measured 4.0. Which is the same as one at 4.3.

  10. loverpoint says:

    Thank Science for showing us that there are ways to diminish the destruction of earthquakes by using proper building techniques.

  11. Kelli says:

    Funny how my comments were removed about California. You folks really are pathetic and small minded.

    1. gman says:

      I saw your lame comments on my computer. Nice try, though.
      Stay classy, hillbilly.

      1. Kelli says:

        The first one was removed and still is … then they posted .. “comment waiting approval” then they re-posted …. stay degenerate, mental deficient

  12. Kelli says:

    Wow, they removed FFF’s comment too. The people’s republic of Kalifonia is alive and well.

    1. Dr. No says:

      You mean the land of Rodney King, Charles Manson and Arnold the steroid boy.

    2. gman says:

      Yeah, you mean the one about the reactors and the one tagged with the “911/essentials” after it? Yep, those are still here too. Guess you need to upgrade your internet.

  13. Tina says:

    I live in Benicia and at first I thought it was a freak windstorm and then I realized that it was the “ripple effect” from a somewhat larger than normal earthquake.

  14. rawdog says:

    lol 4.0 earthquake, I remember the east coast getting a minor earthquake and all the west coast slamming them… “thats not an earthquake…blah blah blah”

    now this 4.0 is big news hypocrits

    1. lawldog says:

      Were you here and did you feel it? Maybe you haven’t been paying attention, but the majority of us who were woken up and experienced it agree that it felt much greater than a 4.0, mostly because there were two simultaneous quakes happening near the same area. I have felt quakes as high as a 5 here before and this one felt much, much closer to that. And besides, most of the good memes about the east coast quake came from east coasters themselves.

  15. Ed says:

    A 4.0 quake huh? Or as they call it in California…Monday.

  16. Benson Wong says:

    Woke us up; felt like a truck hit the house. No damages … went back to sleep. looks like a good day for golf!

  17. JKeyes says:

    Did SF slip into the sea??? Just askin..

  18. ElisabethinCA says:

    You actually made a decision to get online, go to a California news site, and leave a nasty message about people in California? People like you are an embarrassment to our country. Get a life Kelli, get an education. Maybe you wouldn’t be so fat and unhappy.

  19. Mike says:

    Good Morning to my Gramma in Richmond ! A 4.0 Shaker to get the blood flowing

  20. california dreaming says:

    I’m moving to the midwest where there is no culture, art or compassion, or good weed. But, you sure got religion! I hope you will rescue me now.

    1. Cid Young says:

      If you move there be sure to sell your beach attire and buy a John Deere hat, some warm gloves, long underwear, a flannel shirt, hillbilly boots and warm jacket & socks…You’re gonna need those..unlike the wetsuit, surfboard and hoodie.

  21. Hannah says:

    I used to live in the Bay Area and we had these little tremors all of the time especially the East Bay with he Hayward fault. The bed would jiggle and the dishes would rattle in the cupboards and then it was over. It is really a good thing to have the little ones as that means that the plate is adjusting gradually. I also lived in the upper Midwest and experienced tornadoes. I’ll take earthquakes any day over tornadoes.

    1. Cid Young says:

      AMEN! One who can appreciate the difference!

    2. David says:

      “We know that the Hayward Fault is the really important fault in the Bay Area,” USGS seismologist David Schwartz told KGO-TV on Monday. “These earthquakes, these 4’s, are just an indication of ongoing activity, ongoing stress on the fault. They do nothing to relieve the likelihood of something larger happening.”

  22. EarGrayHot says:

    What appalling comments some people make. No matter where you live there are certain hazards; you can’t get away from things like this. As if the hateful commenters here would move away from THEIR homes to get away from whatever they have to deal with locally. I’d like someone to pick a spot in the US (or for that matter, anywhere in the world) which doesn’t have a high risk factor for some type of disaster.

    There is an earthquake AND tsunami risk all along the West coas, and there have been and will again be a risk for volcanic activity there. Wyoming and a large part of the US is at risk for earthquake and volcanic activity as Yellowstone was the site of an ancient super volcano. In the plains states and the Midwest there are tornados AND earthquakes. In fact, if I’m not mistaken the giant quake along the New Madrid fault in the Midwest was THE biggest quake ever in this country. The East has nor’easters and hurricanes and obviously earthquakes as well as the occasional tornado. In the South there are also tornados and hurricanes along the coasts and they’ve also endured earthquakes. And everyone has flooding at times and most states have bad snow, ice, and rainstorms. So do some research and give that some thought before you criticize others so harshly.

    1. Cid Young says:

      You left out wildfires!

    2. Hasnolife says:

      Don’t forget that the entire northern part of the USA will be covered in the next ice age. Or if the icecap completely melts- anything even close to the sea level will be under water.

      Oh the horror!!🙂

  23. YeseniaCALIFORNIA says:

    First of all people are so ignorant about California. Don’t open your mouth if you haven’t been to California. I feel ashamed for people that live in our country that are so ignorant.

  24. meh says:

    I live in California and I can say the earthquakes will not kill you but the cancer air quality and traffic will.

    But Norcal is more traffic and congested than Southern CA. The bay area levy system is horrifically weak. Ive seen videos of the levy when they thought it would break. The bay area needs to wake up and reinforce those levies. Many places are now 20-30 feet or more below sea level that adjoin the levy system.

  25. Cid Young says:

    WOKE up to an Earthquake this morning. Still the sun is shining and birds are singing. We will have a few clouds and temperatures in high 50’s – mid sixties. http://www.sfgate.com/weather/

    La-La-La-La-LA!

    Not shovelling snow, or skidding on ice, or bundling up, in fact, I’m puttin’ on a T-shirt to go out in my garden! Have a great day, Ya’ll…..

    1. Carl says:

      Yeah i live in New York, 60 today…WHAT.

    2. bobington says:

      Whats your point?

    3. Scottinva says:

      And just think… in a few years you’ll be praising all that great weather still… but in Spanish.

  26. Nomr says:

    this is the beginning of earth changes. Leave Sanfrancisco and
    california if you can as soon california and sanfrancisco will
    fall into the sea and be submerged.

  27. Redeye says:

    “Just wanted to let all you wonderful souls know, I’m making space for you”, Satan

  28. Shana Cattles says:

    is pelosi missing?

  29. meh says:

    A 4.0 earth quake is nothing for CA. That type barely makes the news. I have been to the midwest and many other states. You trolls on here boasting about your states have not much more to brag about.

    WE have more jobs and opportunity in this state that many other states. I will not be caught in a small town again where the only way to get out is military service or save up money from working at a retail store. lol.

  30. maryam says:

    so much hate is written here! One nation, under ‘some’ God, indivisible (obviously not) with liberty (to bad mouth every around you even when there is suffering, bravo) and justice (for sure, there is justice for all of us, so watch what you wish and what you write) for all!

  31. Dan says:

    Troll: 1, Forum posters: 0.

  32. James says:

    If you live outside of Minnesota Why the hell are you checking up on WCCO.com?
    SMH

  33. Jen says:

    I remember visiting Santa Monica a number of years ago and in the middle of the night feeling my bed sort of gently wobbling back and forth like it was on a giant slab of jello. At first I thought I was imagining it but it happened several times intermittently and the next day there were news reports about it. No big deal on its own but it does leave you wondering if its the precursor to the big one…

    Anyway, parts of California are beautiful – I can understand why people choose to live there.

  34. kentex1146 says:

    How would I feel if I woke up tomorrow morning and learned that Las Vegas has a beach?

    WONDERFUL!

    1. Scottinva says:

      Yep! Cheap property available at the future Bay of Mead!

  35. Jen says:

    Btw, I should clarify I hope there ISN’T a bigger earthquake – just saying I wondered that when i felt the tremors.

    On a side note, why are people bickering over natural disasters – seems a juvenile thing to be doing.

  36. Yitzhak says:

    Read this carefully.

    You, who call yourself by the name of Angels (Los Angeles)…You’re surely going down.

    This is THUS SAITH THE LORD: CALIFORNIA SHALL BE BURIED UDNER WATER BEFORE THE SECOND RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.

    Amen

  37. Yitzhak says:

    This is THUS SAITH THE LORD: CALIFORNIA SHALL BE BURIED UDNER WATER BEFORE THE SECOND RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.

    Amen

  38. Stephen says:

    A 4.0 is enough to bring out the “Thus Saith The Lord” craziness? Wow.

  39. Arugph says:

    How cool is that 4.0 quake to match $4 a gallon gas. I hope they do not have 7.0 quake.

  40. audifan says:

    I’m currently on a temporary work assignment for my job in California,. Stuck here until the end of September. The only thing good about this dysfunctional state is the weather. I can’t wait to get outta here and go back to the US.

    1. Sparks says:

      I left after the Rodney King riots and my parents were 4th generation Californians.

      1. Scottinva says:

        Well done. It’d be wise never to live there again.

      2. Ben says:

        I was born and raised in S.California and experienced the riot seeing Reginal Denny get beat and the brick to the head. I changed and moved learned Jiu-Jitsu and learned all about guns and practice weekends when I can. I told myself I would never let my self be in a situation like that, and if I was I would fight to death.

  41. bobington says:

    [Please enter your 2012 end of the world comment here]

    Also, I will be opening a 2012 end of the world account at my local bank branch. Since they won’t let me open this account in the name “END OF THE WORLD” I will open this account in my own name. In order to best prepare for the end of the world, since you won’t need any money or anything after it happens, please transfer all of your money from your bank account into mine, my “END OF THE WORLD” account that is the day before the end of the world. Since some people are so sure the world is going to end this year, it is completely risk free to do so, since as I started earlier you won’t need your money when the world ends. Thank you!

    You can now return to your end of days commenting.

  42. David says:

    I blame Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Wall Street, all Christians and Jews…Whatever the narrative…

    1. Scottinva says:

      Yes! Cheney’s Halliburton hurricane maker has been re-tooled to create ground tremors… because Bush hates black people.

  43. lwoot says:

    Tidings from Louisa, Va. Hope everyone is alright there. I know we still have after shocks and they are so unnerving. I can’t imagine getting used to it.

  44. Betty says:

    This is great , I’m just hoping for 9 or 10 Magnitude . California is a cesspool of humanity a melting pot human waste it gets what it deserves.

  45. Andy.G says:

    Satan will take Cali down below with him where they belong!

  46. Scottinva says:

    When the big one DOES strike in the Bay Area, the locals will be distraught to find their Mexican gardeners have gone on to the greener pastures of debris removal. Whatever will they DO?

  47. Aguilar says:

    More more… scare all the white trash out and us proud Chicanos can have our land back that was stolen.

    1. kentex1146 says:

      There has always been a consistency about Mexico and that is that every form of Mexican government from the time Cortez landed in 1518 to this very day has kept the general populace economically and educationally enslaved.

      And yet we still hear comments from Chicanos about wanting to return ‘stolen’ land.

      What? So even more people can be economically and educationally enslaved by the government of Mexico?

  48. doc says:

    That was no earthquake — that was Pelosi opening her fat mouth for the day.

    1. Lorraine says:

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I needed that! Thanks!

  49. metamorphose says:

    20 miles south of San Francisco I thought that the dog had jumped in to bed with us. I saw the dog was still in her basket so, this being the Bay Area,
    i knew it was an earthquake, and a small one. A four pointer is nothing. You don’t start to worry till you get to 6 pointers. Still I have to wonder. When will the next big one be?
    Decades ago,
    Ronald Regan was wise enough to suggest that we needed to replace the old civil defense system, meant to face atomic war, with a system that would allow evacuation of major cities. In time he was proved right and we faced the necessity of evacuating New Orleans with no plan in place at all. Democrats still insist that it is impossible to evacuate cities even though other countries, like Japan, do have such systems in place. In San Francisco we all know that it is only a matter of time til we get another big quake and because of politics we are no more prepared to evacuate than New Orleans was. It is not a matter of guessing whether or not it is possible to evacuate cities, it is a matter of necessity that we come up with a way to do it. It is certain that some time in the future some act of God or man will make us wish again that we had taken Regan’s advice and organized evacuation of our major cities.

  50. Monica says:

    We sit right on top of the epicenter in El Cerrito, but a friend of ours who lives at the Richmond Marina, a good 5 miles away from us, called us right after the quake to report that things on her shelves went flying, breaking a few glass objects. We didn’t even see this kind of action. Her condo sits on land fill by the bay. Channel 5 should get down their and see if they can interview the residence.

  51. NOSTROTHOMAS says:

    ALL THESE NATURAL DISASTERS! God is very angry with us. There is only one thing we can do. WE MUST SHOVE AL GORE DOWN A VOLCANO BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. For best results, he should be wrapped in a hotel bath towel. I know this sounds stupid but it is the only thing that can save us.

  52. Dave Templeton says:

    And all liberals leaned to the left!

  53. Lorraine says:

    Didn’t feel a thing in Walnut Creek.

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  55. nick says:

    LOL? wake up i never knew it happened til i read the drudge, hayward 94542

  56. Jenna Langer says:

    Would be great if that Twitter user’s name was linked to their profile (hint, it was me!🙂

  57. 4sailing says:

    Kam – I live in N. Ala. the place that got hit friday and the place that got hit last April with tornados. My house was hit then and there was no crying – we were too busy helping each other. We were too busy putting things back together, clearing roads, and helping anyone who needed it. There wasn’t time for crying and by the time there was – well there was no sense to it.

  58. Louie Sanchez says:

    really 100+ comments for a measly 4.0 eq????? gg americans

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