Oakland Residents Jolted Awake By Quake

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A magnitude 3.5 earthquake awakened Oakland residents early Tuesday morning, but caused no reported damage, authorities said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered in Piedmont and was felt in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and San Leandro.

The quake struck at 12:40 a.m. and except for waking up residents did not cause any significant damage.

Alison Kane, who lives near Lake Merritt, said on the KPIX 5 Facebook page that she felt a strong jolt.

“Felt it over here by the lake! 3 miles away,” she wrote. “Shook the whole apt building. Meanwhile my chihuahua slept soundly, snoring. Guess I can’t rely on him to be a pre-quake alarm.”

Likewise for Rose Aveey in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.

“Was falling off when it hit,” she wrote. “Can’t sleep now for the life of me. Cats looked at me like I had something to do with it. Other half was snoring, I tried to wake him up, but I doubt he’ll even remember any part tomorrow.”

And Oakland resident Lisa Hammond.

“Oh yes indeed I felt it Real Real Good it Scared Me,” she wrote.

The quake was strongly felt in nearby communities.

“Didn’t seem like 3.5, felt bigger,” said San Leandro resident Deborah Short.


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