Monday 25 August 2014

6.0 quake in Northern California

120 injured, state of emergency as California hit by largest quake in 25 years
At least 120 people were treated at hospital and a state of emergency was declared in the city of Napa, after California was shaken by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

24 August, 2014

Local officials had to set up a triage tent at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa to handle the influx of the people injured in the earthquake, AP reports. According to hospital's CEO Walt Mickens, most of the injured had cuts, bumps and bruises. Three people were also admitted with broken bones, and two for heart attacks.
The 6.0 quake struck at 3:20 am (10:20 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Its epicenter was 6 kilometers from American Canyon and 9 kilometers from the city of Napa, at a depth of 10.8 kilometers from the surface.
Residents of the cities of San Francisco, some 40 miles away, and Davis, just over 70 miles away, quickly took to Twitter reporting feeling the quake.

Earthquake just now in San Francisco. Good shaker had the house rocking for what felt like 10-15 secs

"Everything was just shaking, the hanging lamps waving back and forth," said Omar Lopez, 24, night clerk at a small inn in St. Helena, 15 minutes outside of Napa. "Guests came into the front desk after the quake and they said the swimming pool looked like a bunch of people had jumped in at the same time."

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Building destroyed in napa

Three people - two adults and one child - sustained critical wounds. At least 87 people were treated for minor injuries at Napa hospital after the earthquake, the spokesperson told AP. Most patients have cuts, bumps, bruises, said Vanessa DeGier, spokeswoman for the hospital in Napa.
The quake caused six significant fires including a blaze at the Napa Valley mobile home park, where 4 trailers were completely destroyed, according to local firefighters. Up to 16 buildings are now considered uninhabitable; access to many others is restricted.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa. He said conditions of "extreme peril" to people and property exist in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.
"There's collapses, fires," said Napa Fire Capt. Doug Bridewel. "That's the worst shaking I've ever been in."
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Lots of merchandise damage at the Safeway in American Canyon, CA -

The city government said there were 50 gas main breaks and 30 water main leaks. Three historic buildings in Napa were also damaged, including the county courthouse, and at least two downtown commercial buildings were severely damaged.
"Oh, I felt it. When I woke up I was lying on the floor. It kicked me out of bed," said Keith, a man who lives in Napa adding that he went right into his job at the front desk of a Napa hotel, leaving his house in disorder. "The house is a mess, everything is out of the cabinets in the kitchen. Dressers tipped over."

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4 homes total loss, 6-8 damaged. Worst hit accd to Napa fire cpt.

At least 15,000 customers were left without power across Northern California, the utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s map showed following the massive quake.

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A look at @PGE4Me's current outage map. Report of 25k without power in Napa, 6k without power in Santa Rosa.

The shaking set off car alarms and had local residents running out of their houses in the middle of the night.
Woke up to our apartment shaking back and forth! Scariest moment of my life!

The moment the quake struck was captured by CCTV at one of the households in the area - the video is now circulating online.

The USGS initially measured the tremor as “moderate,” but then it was upgraded to "violent." The immediate hours after the event saw at least five aftershocks measuring at 1.6 magnitude. Aftershocks of up to 5.0 magnitude may continue throughout the next week.
Total blackout in Sonoma Valley. None of the traffic lights are working

The quake has been described as the most powerful in the area since the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta 6.9 magnitude earthquake, in which 63 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured.
Damage to a downtown building is seen after an earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)
Damage to a downtown building is seen after an earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)

A man removes part of a fallen chimney from the roof of a house after an earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)

ERI Felt A (not Listed) EarthquakeAug 24 23:594.60MAP I Felt It
  • Vina del Mar - 45-60 seconds of pretty serious shaking and swaying of the building
  • Concon - On the fourth floor of an apartment building. Felt moderate shaking....everything rattling.
  • Santiago - strong shaking lights out in tall buildings in neighborhood. anything loose fell. all buildings moved
  • Santiago - Estávamos no décimo terceiro andar do hotel. A cama, as vidraças e os objetos começaram a tremer.
  • Hotel El Bosque San Sebastian - Tremor moderado. A cama, objetos e as vidraças começaram a tremer.
  • Santiago - Sem danos
  • Illapel - Was sleeping. Felt house in the mountains shake, feeling was as if somebody was pushing my bed back and forth. Lasted less than a minute at 3:30am local time.
  • Vina del Mar - Everything in the kitchen broke.
  • Valparaiso - Dry wall in spots fell from walls.
  • Santiago - Felt weak at first, but suddenly got very strong. Shook the house for a good 45 - 60 seconds, tried going downstairs and was very wobbly as the house was shaking pretty bad. Family went outside where it was raining and our dog was nervous as well, very scary and quite strong shaking.
  • Valparsaiso - I live in old building and had some spots where dry wall fell and cracked pretty bad.
  • Santiago - balanco mucho mi predio, y vivo en lo 16 andar.
  • Renaca - Noisy, scarey shake with minor damage throughout the house -- and bookcases nearly completely emptied.
  • Viña del Mar - El movimiento fue horizontal y comenzó muy rápidamente. El temblor fue brusco y no dio aviso. Tengo luz de casa, pero miro a las calles céntricas y muchas se encuentran a oscuras. No entiendo por qué si el epicentro fue declarado al norte de Valparaíso, en Talca la ONEMI comunicó intensidad de VII. ¿Pueden registrarse dos epicentros simultáneos con tanta distancia entre sí? Basta mirar las gráficas de esta web, que decaen en intensidad hacia el sur...a excepción de Talca ¿POR QUÉ?
  • Viña del Mar - Temblor violento...mala cobertura mediática. Sólo se reproducen las voces oficiales que parecieran tener como propósito final el "llamado a la calma". Se habla mucho de "normalidad" y con menos de 20 minutos descartan riesgo de tsunami ¿Cómo tan rápido? Más que fomentar calma, la sensación de desinformación resulta molesta. La gente no necesita un "nanai, todo estará bien". Somos adultos y queremos información rápida, pero sobre todo precisa. Por la radio se sabe mucho más. La TV, B
  • Valle Nevado - Sentimos um tremor horizontal fuerte en el hotel Puerta del Sol, en la estacion de esqui de Valle Nevado, pero sin danos a las construcciones.
  • Nice, France - Un petit grondement et les casseroles,les portes et le lit qui bougeait.
  • SENGIGGI, Lombok, Indonesia - Mur tremblant pendant 3 secondes.
  • Mendoza, Argentina - Pas de dégats, secousse de 30 á 40 secondes
  • Lima - Not too bad here, but I suspect it was further south.
  • lagunitas - We felt just shaking and no rolling or jolting. We have books and vases on a open beam in the living room that is only about 5 inches wide open on both sides, nothing fell down!! no signs of a earth quake around here but we sure felt it.
  • PTWCNear The Coast Of Central PeruAug 24 23:266.815MAP I Felt It
    WCATWCNear Coast Of PeruAug 24 23:226.814MAP I Felt It
    USGSTambo, PeruAug 24 23:216.9101MAP I Felt It
    EMSCCentral PeruAug 24 23:217.060MAP I Felt It
    USGSCoracora, PeruAug 24 23:216.814MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONCentral PeruAug 24 23:216.810MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONThailandAug 24 22:324.810MAP I Felt It
    EMSCKuril IslandsAug 24 21:454.676MAP I Felt It
    USGSKuril IslandsAug 24 21:454.676MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONIcelandAug 24 20:395.310MAP I Felt It
    EMSCIcelandAug 24 20:394.910MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSHofn, IcelandAug 24 20:395.36MAP I Felt It
    USGSVisokoi Island,Aug 24 20:215.449MAP I Felt It
    GEOFONSouth Sandwich Islands RegionAug 24 20:215.410MAP I Felt It
    EMSCSouth Sandwich Islands RegionAug 24 20:215.420MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONTurkeyAug 24 19:434.740MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSAglasun, TurkeyAug 24 19:435.210MAP I Felt It
    EMSCWestern TurkeyAug 24 19:434.87MAP I Felt It
    USGSHofn, IcelandAug 24 15:004.88MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCIcelandAug 24 15:004.610MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSIquique, ChileAug 24 14:394.6114MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g.Aug 24 11:154.6203MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g.Aug 24 11:154.6206MAP I Felt It
    USGSLae, Papua New GuineaAug 24 11:154.7198MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCCentral CaliforniaAug 24 10:216.011MAP I Felt It
  • vallejo ca - Felt like someone picked up the house and was shaking it back and forth
  • WCATWC55 Miles Sw Of Sacramento CaliforniaAug 24 10:216.19MAP I Felt It
  • Antioch, CA - Woke me up. I thought one of my kids was climbing into the bed.
  • Stockton California - Slow roll that lasted about a minute.
  • San Francisco - No damage
  • Berkeley - Woke us up from sleep. No damage to property.
  • Pacifca CA - house and furniture creaked two waves
  • Santa Rosa - No obvious damage yet. Most of minute rolling shaking 3:30 am
  • Redwood City - Smooth ride, very slight and very brief. It did wake us from our sleep.
  • San Francisco - Fairly quiet. Could hear the sound of the ground moving. Felt like someone jumping i bed, but now Im going back to sleep.
  • San Francisco - Seriously woke me up. Could hear glassware, wine glasses make noise from my room.
  • Palo Alto - rolled across the house, doubt there is damage
  • Sebastopol - woke up with strong shaking and house rumbling and bed shaking. no interior damage apparent
  • Berkeley - Shaking awakened me and lasted about a minute, it seemed. No noise except for things shaking on shelves. No damage, but lasted a bit longer than other quakes I've felt.
  • Sacramento - Felt like quite a long earthquake with moderate movements, rolls and sliding although nothing in the house was damaged. Neighbor's pool was sloshing for several minutes.
  • Oakland - At approx 3:21am felt moderate shaking for about 20 seconds. No damage, but knew immediately it was a size able quake
  • Elk Grove - I was having another sleepless night when the bed started shaking and window blinds started swinging. Got a little freaked out then realized it was probably an earthquake.
  • Vallejo - Woke me up, some stuff fell over, very strong.
  • cotati - Sounded and felt like a large tree was falling on the house for about 15 seconds. no apparent damage or fallen trees.
  • Sacramento - It was strong enough to wake me up but did not seem to last very long.
  • Morgan Hill, CA - I was awake and felt some long, slow rolling waves. It lasted a few seconds and I figured that the amplitude of the waves indicated it was a sizable earthquake at a distance from my location.
  • Martinez - Woke me up. Rolling and shaking for 20-30 seconds.
  • El granada - Woke us up here with a good shaking
  • Walnut Creek - Lots of shaking, could hear lots of creaking, yet no damage at this time. Very strong relative to other earthquake experiences.
  • Rohnert Park - No damage.
  • sacramento - It woke me up Walls and furniture were shaking and making a rattleling noise
  • Fairfield, CA - Set the light sensors off inside our house, and woke everyone up - house rolled as it was designed too, no damage, but certainly got our attention! Adrenalin still pumping - center was 7 miles from us.
  • Healdsburg - The large chandelier was swinging in the foyer and the cats all headed for cover. No apparent damage.
  • Allendale - Woke me from sleep. House creaked. Sliding glass back door rattled. I could feel pulsing wàves. Lasted only about 5-10 seconds after I was awake.
  • El Sobrante - House shook and creaked, knocked glassware around in cupboards. Lights in kitchen flickered a few times. No damage to house evident.
  • Palo Alto - Felt it! Woke me up at 3:22 am
  • Suisun City - Light shaking but long rolling/waving in surges. Woke up the family on 3rd floor of our building. No damage.
  • San Ramon - No damage - but the entire house was swaying back and fourth
  • San Francisco - floor was moving, my standing lamp almost fell over
  • Sebastopol, Ca - Woke me up. No obvious damage. Lots of strong shaking. One item fell off the shelf.
  • San Mateo, CA, USA - Moderate-Strong rolling for about a minute.
  • Roseland - Scary!!
  • Lodi - Woke me up. All the blind cords were swaying and making a racket.
  • Antioch - Wake me up
  • Vallejo - Some items fell off of shelves, very loud, woke us up. No damage to house.
  • Redwood city - Mild rocking and rolling that seemed to last for 8-10 seconds.
  • St. Helena - Definitely woke up the entire neighborhood and frightened the dog.
  • Pleasanton, ca - No damage, but chandeliers still moving after 10 minutes.
  • Cloverdale - Dogs started barking, rolling for a long time, glass and house were rattling, no damage I can tell of right now. Scary though!
  • Vacaville - I have not felt an earthquake that as noticeable since 1989
  • sacramento - Watching tv when hubby noticed lanterns hanging from our ceiling rocking, then I noticed the swaying feeling. Lasted about half a min. No damage.
  • Sunnyvale - Woke me up. Four poster bed rattled, shook and swayed; shower doors rattled for a while after.
  • Sacramento - The bed shook and the pots and pans could be heard clanking together from hooks in the kitchen it awoke me from sleep
  • Napa - TV, lamps knocked over, toilet water all over BR floor. Drawers fell out.
  • Vacaville - Woke to bed shaking and my dog that never barks was barking and growling.
  • Clayton, ca - Crazy shaking of the whole house!
  • Gilroy - Woke me up with the slow role the seemed to last at least 8 seconds and my roof was making crackling noises.
  • Fairfield - Woke us from sleep. Bed shaking. Few things fell off the wall.
  • Sunol - Woke me up, bed was shaking and heard house/roof creaking
  • Castro valley - Woke wife and me up. Bed was swaying. Didn't hear any noise, house did not creak. No damage. Seemed to last around 15 seconds.
  • Oakley - Woke up with bed shaking. This is the first time I have felt an earthquake in Oakley in 23 years. Very surprising.
  • Penngrove - I was shaken onto the floor out of bed. The slight rolling and shaking made it hard to stand. It lasted about 20 seconds after I awakened.
  • Nicasio,CA - Woken up when the house made a noise but did not feel any shaking
  • Petaluma - Very strong, long, rolling shakes (1-2 minutes) woke us up. Bright flashes of light beyond ridge line. Power on, cell phones work, No obvious damage.
  • Mill Valley - Mill Valley, CA live in old, wooden , cottage without foundation. Whole house was shaking enough to wake me out of sound sleep. No damage that I can see.
  • Santa Rosa - No damage as far as I can tell scared my daughter and wife a lot
  • Green Valley - Major shaking, seemed to go on forever, water in our pool moving quite a bit. Very scary, no damage.
  • lafayette - Good enough to wake us up and the cars on the street were beeping
  • Pacifica - No property damage, took a minute to realize what was happening.
  • Sacramento - I was sleeping and woke up to chattering coming from my Kitchen, like keys on the counter moving and making noise and dishes in the cabinets making noise. I was scared
  • Davis, CA - Woke from sleep with bed shaking/rocking gently x several seconds. No damage or noise.
  • Santa rosa - From our second story barn-turned-residence (standard building codes used) It came as a shake for 10-15 seconds and then the structure swayed a good foot, foot and a half for another 8 seconds. Cats and GF panicking. We need to have bag ready to bounce! I'll search for cats for 10 seconds then I'm gone next time!
  • Boulder Creek - woke me and my dog up!
  • Dubin - Closest thing to the Loma Prieta because it rolled and lasted longer than most. Doors rattling - cat is still hiding.
  • Redwood City - Strong to Very strong then bk to Strong horizontal? waves shook the house at 3:22am
  • Concord - I was sleeping in the couch and woke up from the apt shaking, no damages just startled
  • Santa Rosa - No damage, just scared kids and the in ground pool overflowed pretty good for a few minutes.
  • Sunnyvale - Wind chimes playing, house swaying N-S. Rolling Motion.
  • St. Helena - Strong, short jolt. Lobg
  • Berkeley - I was up using the restroom and washing my hands when it hit. Very strong but felt short. Nothing fell. Good thing I finished using the restroom!
  • Vacaville - Mod shake for 10 sec. No Damage
  • Guerneville - No damage. Several seconds of rolling movement.
  • Santa Rosa - Shaking woke me up. Bed was moving and mirror was shaking. Not much noise though. I ran to doorway. It's a very scary feeling to hold on to the wall and feel it moving. It was only about 30 seconds though.
  • Vacaville - Moderate but steady shaking. Thought my hubby was playing when he said Earthquake, until I seen the blinds swaying back and forth. Hope this isn't the first of many.
  • Forestville - Woke me up! Strongest shaking I felt since '89. Lasted a good 10-15 seconds. No damage.
  • Old Foothill Farms 95841 - I personally slept thru the actual shaking, (dead sleeper) however my African Grey Parrot reacts to even the tiniest movement by falling off his perch and continually flapping around his cage until I reach him for cuddles. So I'm usually up and moving to reach him. This episode took considerable calming.
  • Richmond - Tudo balançava nitidamente
  • Antioch - Sitting at dining room table. Shook back and forth. The chandelierwas swaying pretty well also. I looked at in ground pool and water was swaying as if 10 people had jumped in at one time. Unsure of damage at this time due to light restrictions.
  • Rafael - Other than that really shook my bed good rocking sensation seemed to last for 14 seconds sure scared my animals.
  • San francisco - It woke us up and we really felt it and shacked for at least 15 sec . No damage
  • Petaluma - Very long and strong shaking
  • milpitas - The bed headboard was knocking on the wall repeatedly as bedroom was shaking for 5-8 seconds. No damage.
  • Rohnert Park - Couple things fell off a shelf, building swayed a lot, cats were freaked out, seemed to last long time. If this is really a 5.96 earthquake miles away from here, I don't want to be in this house for anything bigger or closer.
  • Redwood Shores - Moderate shaking, 8 - 10 seconds. Near end of quake shaking got stronger.
  • Berkeley - No damage but everyone woke up. The wall I was leaning against shook long and hard for about 20 seconds.
  • Vacaville - Woke up from deep sleep with high noises as if big rats running inside the walls and wondering what it was and then felt the bed moving and heard the walls creaking, everything swaying for a few seconds and then it settled down fast. Wondering about aftershocks now. Even though had only slept for 3 hours, now TIRED but can't sleep.
  • Stanford, CA - Felt the building shake while indoors on the third floor of a building on the Stanford campus. Could see the windows shake and hear the glassware in the cabinets rattle.
  • Pittsburg - shook us awake pretty long and hard. scared me.
  • Livermore - Woke up to my bed feeling like it was rolling back and forth, and all the window blinds in the house banging against the walls. I knew if it wasn't close it was big. It felt quite strong. Scared me.
  • Pleasant Hill,CA - Very strong shaking of bed woke me up. Lots of neighborhood dogs barking. Light fixture shaking strongly.
  • Petaluma - Very scary but no known damage at this point in time.
  • stockton - I was a sleep when the bed began to shake, I knew it was an earthquake. Once shaking stopped went to the dining room and chandalier was still moving.
  • Dublin - Shook the bed, 2nd floor, we could hear the rattling sound. Some families came out of the building and stayed out for an hour.
  • Angwin, CA - Sever damage in the house, earthquake was extremely jolty and strong
  • vacaville - Kitchen cabinets were all swung open shook a long time here
  • Fremont - Was watching movie lying on couch, felt whole house rocking back and forth for few seconds, immediately woke up wife and took her and my daughter out of the house fearing after shocks. This was in fremont, CA which is quite far from Napa.
  • Pittsburg - Very strong, back and forth rapid motion. Lasted long to me. 30 to 40 seconds. Swaying of cords from ceiling fans, no damage. It woke my husband up who usually sleeps through anything. Also, something fell from headboard. No damage.
  • hayward - Woke up to strong shaking and moving ib the mobile home. Duration about 10 seconds or so.lasted a long time. A kind of rolling, rocking motion that had things making noise as it sjook b the house.
  • jamestown - Dogs woke me up I felt my bed shake
  • Stockton - They whole house moved in a rolling motion.
  • S. Sacramento - Felt like a standing on a bridge, while a VERY large, and heavy truck drove by. Seemed to last a while. No damage, just swaying/rolling feeling.
  • Fremont - Woke me about 3:20 am. Long rolling motion of about 25 seconds. Thought it must be a strong one, just not real close.
  • Napa - Very strong here. House shook violently. Pictures, books, etc. fell. Broken glassware. We have power, but no water. Many have no power. Lasted about 20 seconds. Pretty scary here. Largest I've felt since I was in LA in '94 (Northridge quake).
  • Davis, CA - The movement woke me at 3:22 am. The house was rattling and rolling, the walls were creaking. I was in bed and could hear the glass shower doors shaking. I wondered if the walls would come down!
  • Boulder Creek - No damage, woke me from my sleep with two waves of strong shaking.
  • paradise - Thought someone was walking on my back deck, woke me up, turned on the light but no one there!
  • Pleasant Hill - Felt light rattling at my bed and door lasted for a few seconds. No property damage.
  • rodeo,ca. - It was sooo scary...even my kids are awaken and they are really kids slept with us and the bed so strong...where on the second we felt the earthquake so much that like the whole house is swinging/shaking so strong...
  • Napa - Woke up to the house shaking, shelves fell over, no major damage. Walked outside to alarms going off everywhere and just in time to see the power go out with a huge flash of green light, the city went black. Have water but no power. Downtown has buildings ruined and houses are on fire. There are sirens and helicopters everywhere.
  • Healdsburg - Water from the pool splashed over the side, soaking an area rug 10' from the edge of the pool. A few items in the house fell over. No damage.
  • Petaluma - Woke us up with strong horizontal shaking for about 20-30 seconds. A couple small items fell over in our shower but no damage.
  • healdsburg - pool sloshing for 10 minutes after
  • Sacramento - Slept on the porch and could hear the waves in the pool slapping against the sides. Stood up immediately and the ground was still moving.
  • Rohnert Parak - Woke me up in the middle of the night. It was a rolling motion. No damage. the only sound I heard was tinkling or something like that
  • Berkeley, CA - No noticeable damage; shaking woke me and others in the house up though
  • Berkeley - Woke 2 of 4 in house with gentle rolling/shaking that lasted longer than any recent quake. No hard knocks, no noises from furnishings.
  • Santa Rosa CA - Woke me up, nothing fell down.
  • Petaluma - No damage to the house and nothing knocked over. Woke the family. Curious how long the quake lasted.
  • Petaluma - It woke me up at 3:20am -- bed was shaking back and forth for what seemed to be a long time. Very scary. No damage inside or outside of house. Not sure about the rest of Petaluma. Everyone in the house felt it, though. This is my first earthquake experience, after moving here a year ago. Hopefully, it will be my last!
  • Martinez ca - No Damage, loud and bed felt like it was moving side to side.. Glass Mirror closets doors shook as well!
  • Calistoga - Felt like a train rolling thru the house ----- long train at that
  • San Francisco - Was woken up by the shaking, jumped out of bed to try and get somewhere more safe. The shaking last longer than I thought it would. Things moved around dishes got rattled, but nothing I've noticed yet broke.
  • GEOFONNorthern CaliforniaAug 24 10:206.110MAP I Felt It
  • San Francisco - Just felt some pretty strong shaking !!
  • Danville, CA - Several shakes
  • Santa Rosa - Just Felt It 5 Mins Ago
  • Millbrae - We are fine, just shaken.
  • San Lorenzo - I was sleeping and I woke up to my whole bed shaking. I freaked out and turned the lights on and for a good 10seconds I watched a pair of dogtags swing back and forth from my jewelry tree.
  • pittsburg - my bed was shaking and heard it thr shaking from outside..not that big of a deal
  • San Francisco - It woke me up. I thought someone was trying to wake me up by shaking my bed. It was still going after I sat straight on the bed.
  • Guernesville, CA - Woke me up. Windows rattling.
  • Antioch , California - Approx. At 3:20 AM Aug 24th The ceiling rumbled loudly and windows as well live in apartment complex family member woke up from the bed shaking thinking it was me also as side note I did not feel the ground shake I thought some one was breaking in .
  • Woodside - Horizontal shaking tremors about 3:30 am No visible damage or power outage
  • Redwood City - Woke me up. Pretty hard shake for maybe 30 seconds.
  • San Leandro - Very strong. Shoke the whole house
  • san francisco, ca. - Shook lights, tv, etc.. but nothing fell or got damaged
  • Martinez - Woken up by couch shaking with a slow rolling motion that lasted maybe 10 more seconds..
  • san francisco - Feel the shaking and chimes are sounding for about 5 seconds. I'm fine now
  • citrus heights - Thought someone wash shaking the couch! Lasted a while and made me feel seasick
  • San Francisco - Moderate shaking of the building woke me up
  • San Leandro - 320am. No damage shaking about a minute, have lived here long enough thought it might be the next big one they usually don't last that long
  • Oakland, CA - 15-20 deep rumble, no damage. Woke up also my 5-yr in her bed. "Why does the EQ make sound?"
  • Oakland, CA - 15-20 deep rumble, no damage. Woke up also my 5-yr in her bed. "Why does the EQ make sound?"
  • Folsom - Woke me up, but I'm sensitive to earthquakes, growing up in the Bay Area with them. Knew it was a big one.
  • Walnur Creek - Several pictures fell from the fireplace mantel and broke. Felt like it lasted 10 seconds
  • saint helena - Lasted omg enough for me to grab my dogs and run out into the backyard. Loss of power all over town. Strangest part though, saw two bursts of bluish white light flash in the sky
  • Napa - Very strong. Lasted 15-20 seconds. Pictures off the walls, broken glassware, most bookshelves had books spilled. Pretty scary, but we're only 5 mi from epicenter.
  • Sacramento Ca - 3:21am..woke up to the bed shaking for a few seconds.
  • Windsor - Woke up to some slight rocking. Lasted about 10 seconds. I kept asking my husband "What is that?" before going on full fledge panic. Husband denied. Shows how weak rocking was. No damage.
  • Winters - Maybe 15 seconds. Toilet water sloshed and light fixture rocked back and forth
  • oakland - No damage. House definitely shook for about 10 seconds. Light sleepers woke and were alarmed.
  • Forestville - Woke up. Rolling rumbling. Lasted 1 minute. No damage. Good one!
  • San Rafael - The shaking woke me up, lasted about a minute with windowsill and door rattling longer, nothing fell but it was startling
  • Lodi - I live in Lodi California which is about 30 minutes from Sacramento. At 3:20 am exactly I felt strong shaking while sitting still on my bed watching tv. I look around the room and saw objects on my table slightly moving. My pet birds cage had toys inside moving around swinging. The shaking on my bed was very strong then what I normally would feel when an earthquake hits.
  • Menlo Park - It felt like riding a long wave for a good 15 seconds. Lots of creaking wood. Glasses in cupboard clinked.
  • Vacaville, CA - We liv on the top floor of our apartment building, and it shook us enough that my blinds were rocking back and forth. Crazy!
  • San Bruno - last for almost a minute. Whole building was moving, enough to wake us all up. One object fell but nothing else.
  • Tracy, California - No damage. Bed shaking, shower doors banging, my dog woke up.
  • VALLEJO, CA - only one broken mirror, one frame off wall, one wine bottle fell but not broken from cellar. few things off top shelves. We live in a Victorian, nothing broken. friend in Napa cannot walk barefoot in her house since kitchen cupboards flew open and glasses smashed on ground, ALL pics off wall, broken glass, refridgerater 3 feet from the wall
  • west sacramento - Hubby and I felt it!
  • Milpitas - I was in a hotel room. Suddenly the place started to shake. Initially thought the person the room above me was jumping. But when I stood up, I saw the walls shaking and the hanging clothes moving. Realized it was an earthquake. 3:20 AM
  • Stockton - no damage to 1st i thought maybe something was wrong with me but i noticed my lamp shade moving. ..i still feel dizzy and have an uneasy feeling....this was my 1st earthquake experience, or whatever it was.
  • Woodland - Wine bottle knocked off wine rack, glasses swaying together.
  • san francisco - Live in 100 year old victorian flat. Could feel shaking and hear wood creaking. Lasted about 15 seconds.
  • Benicia, CA - Woke to headboard, windows rattling for about 10 seconds (once awake). No damage found.
  • Fairfield - Lots of items fell over. Luckily no damage.
  • calistoga - no visable damage,woke up kept shaking,woke up my ,mother she said it felt big...
  • San Francisco - woke us up and seemed to go on and on but pretty steady shaking, no damage. Rattling.
  • Pacifica - no damage. just scary
  • windsor - Soft jello bowl movement
  • Berkeley - It woke us up. We live on the 3rd floor. Woke up the tenants. Nothing fell off any shelves.
  • petaluma - woke us up. no damage.
  • Walnut Creek, CA - Woke me up place was rumbling. Nothing damaged. Still scary. My friend in Vallejo said power is out and cabinets and stuff lost their contents
  • San Francisco - No damage. Just got scared.
  • redwood city - I felt the earthquake this morning. It woke me up and was quite scary.
  • Oakland - I live in an old building. The shaking scared me. no visible damages.
  • elk grove - no damage my bird was a little upset cocktel
  • Tracy, CA - Bed - house shook for about 30 seconds. If I had been asleep I'm not sure it would have woke me up. Felt it at 3:21a.m. August, 24,2014
  • Fairfield - Woke up to bed shaking. Whole house was shaking. Light fixtures were swaying. Pretty scary.
  • brentwood, ca - It seemed to last a long time.
  • Vacaville - we devinetly had an earfquake here, we fell the bed moving. I wus fas asleep an sudenly I tumuld on da floor. my lady wus like, woah I think we have an earfquake! I thot it was stranch becaus the day befor the dog neksdoor was barking at us!
  • Sunnyvale - Do damage, nothing fell.
  • Oakley - Slow swaying. The shake sent my cats running and woke my family up. Chandeliers were swaying and the pool was wavy.
  • san francisco - Woken up with shaking bed. Few items falling off shelving & hanging art shifted
  • Richmond - It was a long ripple kind of quake. Moderate enough to get my old wind - up clock ticking again. No damage at all, but a definite waker-upper!
  • hayward - Awoke out of sleep
  • Vallejo - The quake woke me out my sleep. I screamed grabbed my kid and went outside. Everyone is outside checking on one another. TV and picture frames and some items fell.
  • santa rosa - My house felt like a toothpick house, snap, crackle pop. No damage, lightning
  • City of Alameda CA - Woke me up. Gentle rocking for about 10 secondsA little noisy.
  • south san francisco - Good amount of shaking for what felt like an extended period of time, maybe 15-20 seconds
  • Union City - Long and rolling, woke me up.
  • Sebastopol - Lights flashed on and off! No damage.
  • Sacramento, CA - I was very scared. I thought someone was shaking my bed.
  • Emeryville, CA - We live above the Bay Street Mall in the town homes and our building swayed left and right for 20 seconds.
  • fairfield - Our whole house was rocking like a boat on water.
  • Rohnert Park - Sharp jolts followed by the building swaying for quite a while. Freaked out us and our pets.
  • Sacramento - No damage. Felt waves and heard the house creaking. Felt like the longest few moments ever.
  • Santa rosa - Woke us up. Felt as if someone was shaking our bed pretty vigorously then It gave way to more of a wave or swaying sensation. We lost power twice during the shaking but it is on now. Also saw two flashes of light from my window (power line?) it did seem to last a while. No damage to us or our home. :) wow.
  • Suisun City - Very long rolling and jolting. Surprised at the length.
  • Alameda - Very scary. Woke me up. Felt long
  • Santa Rosa - Awoken from the quake. More of a rolling movement rather than shaking. My apartment building was swaying. Not too bad. I was more spooked by my closet door that was mysteriously wide open after all was said and done.
  • Union City - It was shaking soo hard it woke me up out my sleep I thought one of my kids shook the bed. It lasted for a long time too
  • Vallejo - Very strong, shook me out of bed!
  • Palo Alto - Woke me up and I'm a deep sleeper. No damage.
  • Davis - I felt my whole apartment building rocking, my bed as well and my blinds were swinging back and forth for about 20 seconds or so.
  • Hayward, CA 94545 - Scary, long,
  • San Mateo, Ca - I was sleeping, I woke up to rattling, and rumbling noise. It felt like someone was shaking my bed very very hard. It woke me up, something that is very hard to do!
  • tracy - Mostly a rolling type quake. It was song enough to awake me. Seem to last about 30 second.
  • santa rosa, ca 95407 - Woke me up. Seemed to last a long time. Small things fell off shelves.
  • kenwood/santa rosa - Strong, rolling. Seemed to last a long time.
  • West Sacramento - Woke up to the bed shaking and heard the blinds shaking and lamp fixtures clinging
  • Isleton - 3:21 am woke up to bed in rolling motion back and forth. Tried to go back to sleep but here I am typing this report. Have not checked around the house yet for any damage. Nothing appears to have fallen or shifted in bedroom.
  • Martinez Ca. - Was awakened by a groaning house then significant shaking ensued. Never have experienced one that strong, or one so long real time: 20-30 seconds... My panicked mind time: Too Long!
  • Sunnyvale - Strange and creepy experience , I was in deep sleep and dreaming , I was in a flight in the dream and suddenly my flight crash landed and I woke up from my sleep only to realise a tremor shook me up. The creepy part is how dreams culminate based on exterior situations, Inception holds true!!
  • moss beach ca - Woke up with shaking about 10 seconds long.
  • San Francisco - bed shaking.. building was lurching.. you could hear the wood framing rocking back and forth.. small picture fell off the wall and broke.. no big deal.. that was my first!
  • Cobb - Long trembles, no damage. Felt powerful
  • san francisco - Woke me up.
  • Walnut Creek - I was watching TV on the couch when I realized that the room was moving. I looked up to see my candelabra swaying back and forth for what seemed like awhile-I did feel a bit scared as it went on for too long (my perception of course)!
  • Newark - I felt it, the windows and bed were shaking. The rattle of the windows woke me up. It felt as if it shook for at least 3 minutes; however I understand that it may have actually been less time.
  • Pope valley - Strong, violent shaking. Lasted 20+ seconds. No visible damage as of yet. Will check as daylight approaches.
  • hercules - Woken up by strong shaking all around the house for at least 20 seconds. Things in the kitchen fell counters and we heard crashing upstairs. There seems to be no damage. Children experienced this as surprising and intense.
  • Castro valley - Slow rolling, woke me up from a found sleep
  • Guerneville, CA - Was awake when it hit & had to jump from bed to keep heavy bookcase from falling over. Strong swaying that accelerated for at least 15 seconds. Felt just as strong as the 1994 Northridge quake.
  • Valley Ford - Propane connections secure for cabins. No damage. 9-10 seconds. Vigorous laterals !
  • Newark, California - I woke up from the shaking and noise from what I now presume to have been the rhythmic shaking of my sliding shower doors. No damage that I know of.
  • Santa Rosa - Long and rolling but not damage.
  • Fairfield - woke to noise of creaking and bed shaking. Noise coming from the walls, got stronger as it got going. Above ground pool water really moving and support rails creaking with the movement. Lasted long enough for us to get out of bed and run downstairs to check out the pool status. Daughters first real quake, scared her.
  • Vallejo - It was a slow quiet. Kinda like I had an idea but not so sure. Then I thought it would end, but it grew louder and stronger. It was apparent what it was. '89 came to mind and I just wanted it to end.
  • El Sobrante, CA - Woke up very frightened as the house shook. Two items fell off the tables but nothing broke. My cat jumped off the bed and refused to purr when I pet him. He finally went out the cat door. Got up and looked out the window. Saw that everybody up and down the street had lights on. The electricity went on and off several times after the quake.
  • brookdale, ca - Woke up felt "waving motion" felt like I was sleeping on a waterbed. House swayed a bit.
  • Vallejo, CA - It was very strong about 30sec my first earthquake thick glass almost hit my mother over the head and I almost had an asthma attack.
  • Pope Valley - Very strong shaking. Bed shook enough to wake me up. Chandelier above my bed was shaking 1' or so off of center. Took over 20 minutes before chandelier quit swaying. Short term power loss. No damage noted as of yet. Will inspect after sunrise.
  • Elk Grove CA - Long rolling quake. Woke us up. All hanging light fixtures swaying. Shaking seemed long. Wind chimes chiming but no wind.! No damage in Elk Grove.
  • lafayette ca - No damage but whole house shook and felt rolling for about 10 seconds
  • Vallejo - Stoppedal me and roommate debate we were having when the while house started shaking stuff got tossed a bit but overall nothing but some broken glass
  • Sacramento - woke me up from deep sleep. Bed was rocking and my whole house was swaying. Felt like it was forever.
  • antioch - Woke up 4 adults out of bed!! Shook the whole house felt like we were out on the boat!!!!!! Lasted about 15-20 sec!!
  • Novato - Woke up at 3:20 am to a strong loud jolt. Sounded like loud thunder. No damage.
  • Los Gatos, CA - First thought a large animal had jumped on our deck. Realized we were experiencing an earthquake when the shaking continued.
  • Arbuckle, California - Working at California Family Foods as Security Guard. NO damage. I felt good movement detected as I was sitting down. Employee inside building did not feel it.
  • Santa Rosa - Wake up. Needed to calm my husba.d and check on friends.
  • Novato - Woke us up. I grew up in Chicago and it was my first earthquake.
  • Lafayette, CA - Strong shaking. Worse one since 1989 quake. Very upsetting. Lasted 20-30 seconds
  • Vallejo - Loud crack and rumbling woke us up. Pictures fell off the wall, objects fell off shelves, some broken glass, no major damage or problems. Neighbors also awakened. Seemed to last a long time - like 5 minutes. Very slight aftershock.
  • san rafael - woke me up at 3 20 am. felt like house in extremely strong storm wind. swayed back and forth at least twice, then I was awake for good.
  • Santa Cruz - No damage. Felt building sway. Building on rollers.
  • Petaluma - House shook, nothing fell, no damage.
  • Ben Lomon - Rolling motion with two distinct stronger jolts. Dogs barked. Could tell right away it was a good sized one somewhere.
  • American Canyon - Violent shaking for slightly longer than a minute. Pictures fell of the wall, dishes fell out of the cabinets, cracks in the dry wall. No obvious structural damage.
  • Fairfield - Was at work a local hospital on the 3rd floor. The whole floor swayed and shook. Glass doors from patients rooms rattled really bad. Couldnt move and had to hold onto counter. Lasted a good amount of time. No damage reported at hospital. Patients shaken up.
  • Novato - Woke me up. I'm in a mobile home so it felt like strong shaking. Seemed to last around 8 seconds. No items fell down.
  • Felton, CA - I felt this! I'm sitting in my parked car in the Safeway parking lot in Felton, Ca. It startled me & I thought at 1st it was a semi driving by. Then the car began rocking & it lasted long enough 4 me 2 look out my side - views 2 see who in the world was shaking my car back & forth! When I didn't see anyone, I looked @ the building & the trees but they weren't moving & there wasn't any roar before it happened. I think I really felt it cuz I was sitting in my car. No body came out of Safeway & no
  • Petaluma - I was wide awake before this started and when it did it shook pretty good. It did seem strange though . It felt as if it was moving you in every direction. No damage done. Nothing seemed to tip over. Not even cans or cups
  • Cobb - Shaking lasted a while, water in jacuzzi swaying back and forth
  • cordelia - my wife awakened to strong shaking and rode the earthquake out in bed. i felt as if i needed to hold on so as not to shaken from bed. we heard lots of what sounded like breaking glass. after inspecting home after quaking stopped found lots of pictures, tri-fold fire place grate had fallen over but nothing broken
  • San Jose - I was asleep when I was awakened by a slight tremor and then squeaky noises of the apt building shaking ever so slightly. it lasted about 15 seconds then it subsided. I won't know if there is structural damage until sunrise.
  • Cobb - Lasted a while it felt like Water in outdoor jacuzzi sloshing back and forth
  • North Napa - Woke up to extreme shaking. Lots of shelves, dressers, and TVs fell over. Broken glass everywhere and most shelves emptied. My dad works at Safeway and sent pics of some pretty bad damage. Luckily none of us are injured.
  • El Sobrante, CA - Woke us up. Lots of noise as house shook strongly. Plate fell off & broke, pictures fell over or askew, some books flung off shelves, dog's water bowl emptied.
  • Napa - was watching netflix when I felt a sudden, building roll in the ground, my first reaction was to grab and cover my dogs as it increased in intensity. after what felt like 8-9 rolls, feeling the walls of our concrete house literally wiggling like jello, it stopped. leaving my family and I in the dark. a small scramble for some flash lights revealed a large portion of the house was tossed. things flew from one side of the room to the other. it is going to be interesting to see it all in the light.
  • Healdsburg, ca - Slight cracking in previously repaired cracks in walls. Not seeing anything that fell off shelves.
  • Fairfield, California - Woke me up and heard the water in the swimming pool lapping over the edges! Makes me nauseous!
  • San Francisco - Half sleep/dreamy shaking started a little then it started to get more strong shaking more violently. Couldn't go back to sleep. Think I felt aftershock about 5:50 am very tiny
  • Hayward - I woke up to a strong rolling rocking shaking at 3:21 AM it lasted aboit 10 sec and seemed longer as the house moved and made noise.
  • San Francisco - Felt a moderate shaking at approximately 3:20 am. No damage and power is on.
  • San Jose - Shook enough for me to wake up...took me a few seconds to suspect an earthquake....when the noise and rolling continued, I knew it was an earthquake.
  • Vacaville - no damage sitting in chair downstairs trying to sleep. sounded like rumbling and pounding upstairs. watched the house sway and shake and the chandelier in the kitchen kept swaying for about a full minute after the shaking stopped I got up and checked the computer for earthquakes. It said 12 minutes ago in American Canyon epi center
  • san jose - Woke me up. Felt like someone moving the bed and then it felt like a roll. Windows and walls definitely swaying in a two story building
  • Sacramento - Woke me up, rolling motion!
  • rio vista, CA - woke me, but no damage
  • bakersfield - Children woke up.
  • Sebastopol, CA - Long horizontal swaying movement for about 30 seconds. Pool water moved for about 10 seconds after movement felt. Still surveying but no apparent damage. Adults and animals woke up, small children stayed asleep.
  • San Jose - Woke us up. No damage that we can detect. It seemed to last quite awhile.
  • Vallejo - Felt like someone crashed into my house
  • Mendocino - First earthquake, felt like a subway train underneath our hotel room.
  • Antioch - No damage. Shook for at least a full minute
  • burlingame - Some STUFF were about to fall
  • corte madera - It was scary. My friend and I were awake and my sister was sleeping and we felt. We told her to wake up and everyone was getting to safety just incase
  • Fairfield - No damage.
  • Windsor - I was just sleeping, it happened around 3:25am~ I only woke up because I have wind chimes in my room and they were going crazy! My house was going side to side, almost in a circular motion. My boyfriend was sound asleep. First earthquake for me, but nothing damaged at this point in time.
  • Tracy - No damage. 3:21 AM. Glass lamp rattling against dresser mirror, bed headboard rattling against wall. Lasted 5 to 7 seconds.
  • santa rosa - Heard rumbling sound and headed for doorway. Felt like riding a wave for a minute or so. Saw several flashes of light in the sky. Lights continued to sway for a good 5 minutes. Crack in the corner of one wall.
  • Morgan Hill - Laying in bed felt like some one had kicked my bed quite hard 2 times in succession, then some light rumbling for about 30 seconds.
  • Santa Rosa - Rolling movement, house seemed to be moving seamlessly with the quake, we were also startled by white flash of light in the sky that illuminated our room, no damage, nothing moved or fell
  • Petaluma - cracks in outside stucco, a few pictures fell over that were not secured, a drawer opened.
  • EMSCSan Francisco Bay Area, Calif.Aug 24 10:206.111MAP I Felt It
  • Sunnyvale, CA - Swinging fan pullcords. Light creaking. Vertigo.
  • martinez, ca - Reading book in bed at 3:15am when moderate shaking of bed and house ceiling lamps swaying about a foot side to side
  • Walnut Creek, CA - Awakened at 3:21 by about 15-20 seconds of shaking. Plenty of knocking around but no visible damage
  • Pleasant hill - No damage but significant shaking woke me up. About 20 seconds. Rocking motion.
  • Fremont, California - One of the stronger and longest lasting shake I've felt in a while.
  • San Francisco - Moderate shaking woke me up. Tinkling chandelier. No damage.
  • Vallejo - Woke me up at 3:21 AM. My first earthquake since moving to the North Bay area 2 years ago.
  • San Francisco - No obvious damage, but a good shaker that seemed to last at least 10 seconds
  • South San Francisco, CA - 3:21 AM August 24, 2014 -- Strong Shaking lasted quite a long time Items vibrated strongly nothing broke
  • petaluma - woke the family up. very wavy felt for at least 10-15 seconds.
  • petaluma - woke the family up. very wavy felt for at least 10-15 seconds.
  • San Jose - enough to set my and my husband's vertigo off; door moving very slightly
  • Richmond - Objects on walls made noise, house shook like jello, cats disappeared...shook for quite a few seconds.
  • castro valley - Strong shaking of the bed for a several seconds followed by gentle rocking... Seemed rather long
  • san leandro - Returned with fast food and went to check on laundry in dryer. Stood there gripping the washer after noticing the bicycles that are on hanger hooks began swaying nsync together about 8inches both ways... more of a back and forth side to side direction was how my body was being moved.
  • Sunnyvale - Light shaking. Enough to wake me up and shake / move around the pool water.
  • Vacaville - Woke me up because the bed was shaking. My mirror closet doors rattled for quite a while. Definitely felt far across the Bay Area and more.
  • San Francisco - Woke me up and I heard my tables and drawers shaking
  • Roseland - Scary. Woke up my whole family out of bed. Still shaking :
  • San Rafael - (No damage, but lots of shaking and noise. Kept waiting for it to get more violent, like 1989 Loma Prieta Quake, but it never happened. During that one, experienced in Mill Valley, you couldn't stand. Felt it from the beginning because I was up.
  • Albany, CA - Awakened immediately. Went on longer than others. Heard rolling noise. Did not get up.
  • Foster City - I was awaken by the shakes around 3:20 a.m. I hope everyone is okay.
  • San Leandro - I was on the Internet reading when the whole bedroom rolled back and forth for about 15 seconds. No apparent damage.
  • Novato, Ca - Woke everyone up. Dog and cats were alert. Long rolling shake. Bed shook. No damage, power is on.
  • San Jose - I was on-line at the time. However, being born and raised in California I just caught the wave and hanged 10.
  • Santa Rosa - Very strong jolt with strong side to side movement for about 30 seconds. Cat panicked. No damage. A few small objects fell over. Read up on triangle collapse zones to prepare for dangerous quakes!
  • San Francisco - Native Californian, used to earthquakes BUT this was first time since 1989 Loma Prieta quake that I actually felt alarmed. Moderate shaking & lasted about 40 seconds. I steadied big computer monitor at my desk so it would not fall on me. Scary! I'm on 4th floor or seven story residential hotel. Desk clerk on ground floor felt it too, thought someone was banging on the door. No damage that we know of. Plate glass windows in front lobby all OK.
  • Woodacre - Woke up to rolling and shaking house. Lasted longer than I've experienced recently.
  • San Jose CA - 3:21am. woke up me, my wife on 2nd floor of our wood frame home; 1 adult daughter also on 2nd floor did not wake up, adult daughter on 1st floor did waken. Mild to moderate shaking, rolling motion that started slowly but grew in intensity. I thought it might get stronger but it abruptly stopped. Room was dark so I didn't notice anything moving, but the house was creaking a bit.
  • Yuba city - Pool sloshing for several minutes, water ran over the top
  • Soquel,ca - Felt it at 3:21 am woke me up doors shaking seem to last awhile
  • Clayton - No damage awoken by sharp cracking noise followed by immediate shaking or rocking back and forth for about 10 seconds maybe longer.
  • El Granada, CA - Woke us up with shaking bed. Lasted about 15-20 seconds.
  • Livermore - No damage to property but water in pool sloshed around heavily for about 15 minutes afterwards - it was a shaking motion that felt like it lasted a minute or two, enough to wake me out of a sound sleep.
  • Rescue CA - I was awake and heard movement in the panel of a skylight. At first thought a raccoon was ontogeny roof. Heard two shorter sessions and one longer, overall lasting maybe 30 seconds at most. Realized it was an earthquake but fairly far away. Went to Internet to see where. Sending thoughts for the recovery of the injured.
  • Healdsburg - Lots of horizontal swaying. Not violent but steady. Pendants swaying. 11 year old daughter didn't wake up. 7 year old yes. Appears to be no damage.
  • San Francisco - Was out raging at an underground club. We thought it was the music or the neighbors banging on our floor agin. NOPE! it was a crack then a slow roller that abruptly stopped. We kept partying!
  • Rio Vista, CA - I'm an emergency management professional. The quake woke me- good roll felt here. No damage that I know of yet- here. Rio Vista is about 40 miles from the epicenter. This area enjoys lower earthquake activity than its neighbors (geology), so light to moderate shaking was very unusual and speaks to the severity in Napa and surrounds. American Canyon has a large number of mobile homes.
  • Fairfield - VERE strong jolts and rolling motion. No damage here. Wow!
  • Novato - I was awake and felt a very slight wobble for a few seconds. Had I been asleep I am certain it would not have woken me. There was no sound and I had no damage.
  • Sacramento - Couch was shaking, blinds were moving house felt off balance. No damage done just felt crazy
  • Sacramento - 3:15am Just got back in bed. Heard noise near slider door, thought someone was outside. bed started swaying back & forth. Seemed like a good minute or two. Knew it was a nearby earth quake.
  • San Rafael - Shaking woke my husband and me up, and our two kids who are very deep sleepers. On initial investigation, no damage noted.
  • Inverness - 3:22 a.m. Awakened by short but strong shaking--maybe 15 seconds. Felt house (wood frame) swaying back and forth. Laid awake waiting for more, but that was it.
  • Milpitas CA - Milpitas,CA 8/24/14@ 3:21AM.
  • Napa - Very strong side to side shaking, seemed to last longer than most and got stronger as it went. No damage, but my house is built on solid rock. Scary.
  • Davis - Woken up on the second floor of our home. Rocking, jerking motion lasted about a minute, made the walls creak.
  • Sebastopol, CA - Woke me from my sleep at 3:21am PST. Very strong rocking/rolling. I felt it for about 20 seconds. There is no signs of damage.
  • Fremont CA - No damage that I know of...
  • Orinda, CA - Woke us up. Bed rocking and roof squeaking.
  • Sacramento, CA - I woke up at 3:21 a.m. and the whole house was shaking and rattling. The movement seemed to sway between north and south. Seemed to last about 10 seconds.
  • Alameda - No Damage. Back and forth sharp shakes for about ten seconds. Woke us. Dog barking.
  • Redwood City - Our dog woke us with barking and she stayed on alert growling and barking for some time. She's still on edge this morning. We felt a shaking of the bed but no damage. We didn't realize it was an earthquake until we turned on the news this morning.
  • Graton - Moderate shaking for first 15 seconds, then really shook hard for about 45 seconds. Not a roller like the 1989 quake. This one was side-to-side and did wake me up. My son also woke up. Tenant slept through it. No damage.
  • Sunnyvale - Felt the room sway a bit and heard a flock of parrots take off squawking around 3:30AM Aug 24.
  • Palo Alto, California - Different than any experience I've seen reported here. I was awake, watching video. It felt like a large, heavy, thick wind moving through, north to south, with rattling. Got up and stood in doorway.
  • Rohnert Park - Was woken up by room shaking rapidly and pretty rough. Our dog was running around the room a little worried. Everything in the room was rattling, but nothing broken or displaced. I saw two bright flashes outside, unsure what it was. Power went on and off twice. After the shaking the room started swaying as if we were on a boat for a while and slowly ebbed away. Was a little alarmed when I woke up, but it was pretty cool.
  • Novato, CA - Woke the boyfriend and I up at 3:28ish am. The whole room was shaking, the shelves above his bed were rattling but nothing fell. The biggest EQ I can remember feeling.
  • Middletown - no damage noticed so far
  • San Francisco - It woke all four of us up in my family. After waking we felt it shaking for a few more seconds. It felt like a rocking back and forth motion. It made me jump out of bed and was waiting for a stronger jolt but it didn't come. Not sure how long it shook before we woke up.
  • Moraga - Moderate Shaking for almost 40 seconds.
  • Redwood City - Woke up a few seconds before the quake. No apparent damage here, but it was definitely felt!
  • Berkeley - Woke up, bedroom upstairs, windows jingling, house rocking. No damage.
  • Oakland - woke out of sleep to slight rattling, shaking & rocking, grew stronger over time, seemed to last about a 45 secs.
  • Vallejo, CA - The strong jolt woke us up, the mirrored bypass closet doors in our room made a lot of noise, but surprisingly, no structural damage and nothing fell off shelves. I believe our single level home sits on solid bed rock. Very thankful.
  • Menlo Park - Some shaking, some rolling, a couple waves, strong but not tremendous. I was awake, it woke the neighbors, but my kid slept through it. No car alarms went off, but stuff kept rattling for a little while after.
  • Pinole - No damage, but power was out immediately following the quake.
  • San Ramon - My bed shook enough to wake me. Side to side. and my wind chimes outside went crazy. Felt like it lasted for a good 15 seconds
  • San Francisco - It woke me up, but nothing fell over in my apartment. I didn't feel any aftershocks.
  • Sebastopol - Fairly strong rolling motion that lasted about 10 seconds. It was a similar motion to the 1989 Loma Prierta earthquake.To my knowlwdge no damage evident here in Sebastopol.
  • Fremont - Bed started to move and windows rattled.. creak noise felt stayed for couple of seconds around 3:10 am. and stopped suddenly
  • Oakland - There was no damage in our house, but there was quite a bit of shaking. It was pretty minor though, and I haven't been in very many earth quakes.
  • Camptonville,Ca. - Awakened at 3;20 no damage
  • Castro Valley - It woke us up from shaking of the bed an shaking of the blinds in the window. Nothing broke. But it was a pretty good shake. Lasted for a little bit
  • alameda - Light Shaking
  • Davis - Heard everything shaking
  • Santa Rosa - Rolling horizontal movement. 30 secs. Makes one lose balance. No cracks in house. No broken objects.big blue flash in sky-lost power following the quake for over 3 hours. House is creaking and settling now.
  • petaluma - Everything in cabinets, doors, windows, chattered no damage that I know of. Woke me up severe shaking sideways not an up down jolt or wave
  • Pittsburg - Woke up at 3:20 from my bed and house shaking. Also, my patio became slightly separated.
  • Santa Rosa - Not sure what time it was but it was midnight and I thought I was floating for about 30 seconds, with my face against the wall I can hear the walls creaking and trembling for long periods of time.
  • Livermore, CA - Woke me up from sound sleep. After waking, shaking continued for 5 or 10 seconds.
  • Mountain View - I was woken up along with my oldest daughter at exactly 3:22. We felt like the whole house was lightly rocking back and forth. My other two children slept through it.
  • Walnut creek, ca - Pool sloshed water out.
  • Sebastopol - Woke up to 3 dogs barking, then a picture fell off the shelf. Even all that did not wake me completely. Next came the sensation of something pushing up on my mattress from below. There is someone under my bed!! Extremely creepy and scary! I assumed I was having a realistic dream, and went right back to sleep.
  • orinda, California - dog barking and shaking for long time
  • Sunnyvale, CA - Woke me up with shaking of the bed. 2nd floor of Residence Inn. Also woke family member sleeping in loft above my room. Didn't wake up family members in bedroom next to mine. No known damage.
  • Milpitas - No damage. Very strong and scary shaking of bed woke me up from sleep. Some noise around the room. Not able to walk floor was swinging.
  • Clayton - Woke us at 320am. Moderate shaking lasting for about 15 seconds, but no damage in the house we are aware of.
  • Alameda, ca - Earthquake struck at approximately 3:22am. I was still wake. Shaking was vertical, side-to-side, and came in ripples. There were two distinct peaks - the initial hit which faded about 25% before increasing again. Shaking went on for about 10-12 seconds. No aftershocks have been felt.
  • Davis - Didn't really feel it.
  • Pleasanton - The jolt woke my husband and I up around 3:32 am as our bed started shaking uncontrollably lasting what seem forever, but just a few minutes. Nothing in our house seem to be damaged.
  • Healdsburg - Woke us both with a big jolt. We felt the jerk, room rumble and rock for what seemed 6 seconds or so.
  • Corning - My family was asleep but my husband woke to bed shaking. No damage.
  • Winters, CA - Our in-ground pool thru water all over the pool deck. We did not wake up during the earthquake but again, there were several puddles of water on pool deck this morning.
  • San Francisco - My boyfriend and I had just laid down a few minutes before the earthquake started. I lasted at least a few minutes and was very unnerving- I thought it would never stop. The biggest earthquake I've experienced in the 9 years that I've lived here.
  • Crockett - Strong shaking woke us up, felt like it lasted about 10-15 seconds. Many things fell off counters and shelves, but not too bad. No structural damage, but several long cracks in our drywall.
  • Winters, Ca - Quake felt very strong and seemed to last longer than previous earthquakes.
  • Walnut Creek - No known damage to property. Very small movement of objects. A few items fell on the floor. It was a rolling feeling, not so much a shaking. Definitely got me out of bed and in a doorway.
  • union city - I felt it around 3:20. Ok thought my kid was shaking the bed then realised something is going on..
  • stockton - Felt my daughter's bed start to shake lasted about 30 sefonds
  • san francisco - High rise building, high floor. Woke to 15 seconds of mild shaking that gradually became more dramatic. The stronger shaking lasted another 15-20 seconds. Sounds of objects rattling. Didn't move from bed - just waited for moderate side-to-side shaking to stop, then reported to USGS, knowing this was big "somewhere", though here nothing fell. The '89 quake was a rolling motion, but today's was a shaker.
  • Fremont - I was watching a movie on my laptop in bed when I started feeling the shaking. At first I thought it was a large truck nearby on the freeway by my house, but then I noticed that I felt bigger than that. I got up thinking that I might have to run out of the house because I thought that it may be the "big one." Fortunately, the light shaking only lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Hayward - Woke up this morning to mild shaking and rolling.
  • Montara - I was in bed & it rocked noticeably for 20-30 seconds or so, getting stonged until it stopped.
  • Colfax, CA - House shook enough to rattle windows for about 15 seconds.
  • Millbrae - I was totally afraid,i felt it 2 times where it seems as ifmy apartment was tilted by 30 to 45 degrer and everything was shaking and even there was too much of wood sound .
  • Santa Rosa - Was asleep and entire bed and room was shaking, grab my son and went under door
  • Angwin - It felt like the house was rolling. I jumped out of bed but lost my balance as it continued to roll. The windows were shaking and the blinds were beating against the windows. Afterwards when I checked the house out I found all the cabinets open and everything hanging from the ceiling was still swinging violently.
  • Watsonville - In bed, felt rolling sensation lasting 5-10 seconds
  • Healdsburg - Woken up around 3:20am by shaking bed and rattling objects on shelves. No damages. Lasted about 15-20 secs while I was awake. Heard rumbling sounds out my window too. First earthquake I've actually felt since living in Ca the past 27 years (I was only 2 during the '89 quake).
  • Pleasanton - No damage, but the whole house shook, and it sounded like critters were scampering all along our roof top. Felt like a level 5 earthquake.
  • Oakland - No property damage but the quake woke me up. It seemed to last for about 15 seconds.
  • Vallejo - Shaking and then rolling, really loud, but not much damage. Drawers/cabinets opened, pictures fell off wall. Many local friends weren't as fortunate.
  • Oakmont - Violent side to side shaking
  • Santa Rosa - Ok the wee hours if morning my cat jumped up on the bed but the bed kept moving it was rolling back and forth. I waited until it stopped then ran outside. A few items fell off shelves planter boxes rolled over damaged. But we are safe at this time. Transformers blew out power down for an hour or so . Santa Rosa felt it!
  • Pleasant Hill - Strongest one I've felt in many years. It woke us up, rolling & shaking causing the window shutters to rattle loudly. No breakage or apparent damage.
  • San Mateo - Moderate to strong shaking. Stepped out of the house. No damage.
  • Santa Rosa - A picture frame fell down
  • Black Rock City - We were sleeping in our RV at Burning Man. I thought it was an earthquake but it may have been an Art Car passing by with its heavy bass. Guess I will never know.
  • Redwood City - 3:22 a.m. was awake texting a friend. I felt jolts increasing in intensity for about 10-15 seconds then it stopped. Loud rolling noise. No damage.
  • san jose. a - I was awakend at 325 by a shaking of my bed.... after it jept shaking i knew it was an earthquake..
  • Walnut Creek - Long gentle shaking awakened me. And I rode it out and waited for it to stop and intuitively realizing that most likely the epicenter was somewhere else.
  • Sunnyvale - I was woken up by floor/bed shaking and rattling of my windows. Since it was my first big one, I was pretty shaken myself. My cat was probably more scared than me. And I was pretty scared.
  • Guerneville - Shaking woke up me and my dog. I jumped out of bed wondering whether it was bad enough to go outside. By the time I'd decided "yes" it was over. No damage here.
  • Santa Rosa - On second story. Felt jolt then swaying for about fifteen seconds. Very disturbing. Sixteen year old son vows to not sleep naked anymore.
  • Pleasant Hill - 6.0 woke us - felt side motion shaking no damage
  • Vacaville - No date at my house but strong shaking
  • Santa Rosa - 15 seconds solid steady side to side quake. No damage. Power went out for just a moment.
  • Campbell - Live in mobile home. Woke at 3:24, jumped out of bed, waited a few minutes, then back to sleep. Decided it is too far or not very strong, no harm to my area.
  • Forest Knolls - Woke us up at 3:20a PST and we were upstairs in a wood frame home and the whole house was rocking from side to side, the bedroom door came open and was banging as well as the sound of everything clinking/clanking - went on for about 20-30 seconds. A few crooked pictures, but no damage. I think because we are on a valley floor and upstairs it felt pretty intense to us.
  • Santa Rosa - Worst earthquake I've felt since 1989
  • USGSAmerican Canyon, CaliforniaAug 24 10:206.011MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Leandro, CA - Very "gentle" but strong shaking. 2nd story of a 2 story house. No damage.
  • redwood city, ca - I was awake. easy to figure out the shaking is a earth quake. built up, then slowed, then another increase. solid 20 seconds long.
  • Martinez - Woke me from a deep slumber, instinctively ran outside. Porch swing swaying side to side, crooked pictures on wall. No apparent damage
  • Vallejo - That was a pretty long one. Woke everyone up
  • Lakeport - Felt slow side to side motion. Seemed to last quite a while. Hanging items in house swayed for a while. No damage noted.
  • Fremont - felt moderate tremors. No damages.
  • Walnut Creek - Awaken from sleep. Moderate pool sloshing with approximately 1-2 inches of water sloshed out of the pool and onto the deck.
  • Santa Cruz - Woke up to bedroom door rattling loudly and bed noticeably shaking. Husband slept through it.
  • Vacaville - Was up already. Pool sloshed out a lot of water
  • mill valley - lasted for apprx. 20 seconds. everything was shaking strongly but no damage, nothing fell off. immediately felt it was a strong earthquake. everybody woke up.
  • Santa Rosa - The shaking woke us from sleep but not our children. It felt to me like someone shaking our bed pretty vigorously until the shaking gave way to more of a swaying motion. Lasted long enough to realize what was happening and experience it a bit. Saw two bright flashes through the window ( power line? Lightning?) the electrical power went off and on twice during the shaking and is on now. No damage to our home, our things, or ourselves. All in all it was mostly kinda neat.
  • Emeryville - Interesting sensation, in my sailboat, docked at the marina. A mild though rapid up and down vibration, followed by tide like ripples, lasting (II would guess), about 5+ seconds. Probably wouldn't have noticed if I had been sleeping...
  • San Jose - Bed shaking woke me about 3:24 local. Lasted 30 seconds (est.) House creaked a little. No apparent damage.
  • Sebastopol - 12 unit stand-alone apartment--2nd floor inner unit. Shaking woke me up; lasted about 30 seconds. A bowl and metal tray on top of toaster oven ended up on the kitchen floor. No apparent structural damage the morning after...
  • EMSCBonin Islands, Japan RegionAug 24 09:045.010MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONNear S. Coast Of Honshu, JapanAug 24 08:264.895MAP I Felt It
    USGSKasukabe, JapanAug 24 08:264.782MAP I Felt It
    EMSCEastern Honshu, JapanAug 24 08:264.885MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSHofn, IcelandAug 24 05:334.910MAP I Felt It
    EMSCIcelandAug 24 05:334.910MAP I Felt It
    GEOFONIcelandAug 24 05:334.910MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaAug 24 04:294.9170MAP I Felt It
    GEOFONBanda SeaAug 24 04:294.8165MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCIran-iraq Border RegionAug 24 02:445.110MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONIran-iraq Border RegionAug 24 02:444.810MAP I Felt It
    USGSShush, IranAug 24 02:445.210MAP I Felt It
    GEOFONIcelandAug 24 00:095.210MAP I Felt It
    USGSHofn, IcelandAug 24 00:095.35MAP I Felt It
    EMSCIcelandAug 24 00:095.310MAP I Felt It INFO

    A man removes part of a fallen chimney from the roof of a house after an earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)

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