Everyone I know felt this. John, Mia and I slept through the whole thing!!
Update: John just told me that it woke him up. It woke my housemate up, too. It was jarring enough that we are going to have a house meeting to discuss safety issues. It looks like we’ll be putting aside some water and other essentials just in case…
A magnitude 4.2 quake struck a couple miles northeast of the center of Oakland at 4:42 a.m. today, causing power outage for almost 5,000 customers in the East Bay.
The early morning quake jolted and damaged a switch that controlled the flow of power to homes, said Susan Simon, spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric. The outages were scattered across Oakland.
By 8 a.m., PG&E workers were working to restore power to the remaining 300 of the 4,600 customers who were affected, Simon said.
One Berkeley resident said the quake woke her up and that she felt about 30 seconds of strong shaking. Her porch light on a pendant swung after the rumble subsided, but the quake caused no damage.
There were no reports of serious damage, an Oakland Police dispatcher said.
Berkeley dispatchers said that while police have not been out on any earthquake related calls, they received reports of broken glass and cracked cement.
People reported feeling the temblor as far west as Half Moon Bay, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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