6.0 Earthquake Strikes the Bay Area

August 24, 2014 3:37 am · 166 comments


The U.S. Geological Survey this morning is reporting a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Bay Area.

The U.S.G.S is reporting the earthquake occurred at 3:20 a.m. about three miles northwest of American Canyon.

Did you feel it?

Ritt Momney August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Yup, that woke me up!

Lindsay August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Yes! Woke my husband and up!

irrad August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

The entire house was shaking in gentle waves for about 20 seconds

amanda August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I felt it all the way in antioch woke me up and my flat screen was moving back and forth about to fall off its stand Def scary

anon August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Sure did.

Bay Point Guy August 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Yup, shook the bed, everything in the closet, and literally felt like somebody was shifting the bed back and forth a couple times.

ILoveEarthquakes August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Yup, woke us up. Epicenter near American Canyon, according to the USGS.

Chevrolet girl August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Yep! Woke me out of a deep sleep and I was dreaming of Channing Tatum! 🙂

bluebird August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Yes woke me up!

Wide Awake August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

I was awake, sure seemed to rock the house awhile.

L August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Yes asleep in Clayton felt like long quake

Concernicus August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

woke me up.

Ari August 24, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Yup!! Totally felt it!! Shaking lasted quite a bit!!!

Jim August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Oh, yeah, and all my friends are up and posting on Facebook about it. A 6.0 near American Canyon. A long shaker, huh?

Your closest neighbor August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Yes I felt it it was really strong. I live in Bay point. Be careful people

ILoveEarthquakes August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Oops, forgot to link to the USGS map:


colleen kleven! August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

felt it over here on Laguna st. im on the second floor of an apartment complex and the whole place shook

Coggins Square August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

It woke me up!!

Former Employee of Guardian Security August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

That was a 6.0? I felt everything shake, heard some birds bug out, realized everything was still shaking…. wild ride, man…

Bay92 August 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Yes!! Thought it was gonna be the big one!

kay August 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Yes I did and it was strong! Lasted for a few seconds. Was just going to bed but now I’m wide awake. Everything that was hanging was swaying. I will never get used to them!!

shawna August 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Felt it in vine hill, that as a long one!

M Kearns August 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Yep, old house in Mountain View area of Martinez, house shook pretty good for maybe 10 seconds.

Mitch August 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Yessir! Woke up to a rhythmic rocking motion lasting about 10 seconds, a 1-2 second break and a little more right after. Hope all is well in the napa area!

Teacher August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I felt it. It woke me up.

Rk August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Yes, it wake me up and i felt like some one is pulling me. Glass closet doors were moving. Walnut creek ca

Epicentere August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

1400 Buchli Station Rd, Napa, CA 94559

ms.v August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Nature’s alarm clock.

Dreaming August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Yup. Guess I’ll be awake for a while.

Ivana August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Live in Pleasant Hill and it felt pretty strong to me. Woke me up too

Blink August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Claycord is awesome resource

Captain Cali August 24, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I was awake in pleasent hill it Rock me over here for a good 20 seconds or so!

EdiBirsan August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Woke me up thought the cat was attacking the bed with her claws. All ok otherwise around Oakgrove and Chalomar.

Yolanda August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Yes, it woke me up out of a sound sleep here in Concord. It lasted at least 20 seconds or more. Does anyone know what fault this was on? I read it was a 6.0 centered in American Canyon.

Anonymous August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Yes! Holy cow!! Got woken up from a deep sleep by what felt like I was being tossed off mattress by an intruder, woke me and my husband I woke up in screams!! Terrifying!!

Caio August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

I got out of bed quick after this one!

Anon August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

It lasted about 25 seconds where I am, in Bay Point. It was a rolling sensation, rather than a jolting one. Everything was swaying. No damage that we could find. Felt a couple of small aftershocks. One of our three dogs slept through the whole thing, The others didn’t freak out about it. Though they were barking about a half hour before the quake, at nothing.

Max August 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

No…I always need to post on Claycord @ 3:43 on sinday morning… thought the bed shaking was Mrs. Max…

Whoa! August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I definitely felt that. It woke me out of a dead sleep; I thought someone was shaking me!

county employee August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

My dogs barked non-stop for 20 minutes before

funny man August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

the prelude to the big one? who has stocked up on their emergency food, water and ammo?

Up Now August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Wow, am up now that is for sure

Freckles August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Woke me up in Pacheco!

whoa nellt August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Was just gettin back in bed fr using bathroom. My girl and I both ran out fr the bottom story fr our apt. Felt it fr beginning to end, no sleep tonight

Ev 94518 August 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I sent an email to mayor at 3:23 informing about the earthquake. The shake lasted for about 15-20 seconds.

Bluerose August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I live in downtown Concord in an old house. Could hear the entire house shifting and swaying. Lots of creaking and groaning. This house shakes everytime a truck goes past on Concord Ave. But knew this was no truck this time.

Anon August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Pool water is still moving it splashed a lot of water out of the pool. Cabinet doors all opened it seemed to last a long time.

B August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Yes I was just about to fall asleep when I felt it.

BT August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

The zig zag motion woke us up. Super scary…..

Michelle August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

from a dead sleep…..Battle of the Bay

ConPro August 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I’m a deep sleeper and it woke me up. Seemed like it went on forever!

SK August 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Woke us and the dogs up, and scared them pretty bad.

Jim Shoes August 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Yes. It was a big one. Woke me right up.

Towguy August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

We felt it. In concord in our 2 story home. Was shaken the house a bit.

Dee Pastorino August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

First earthquake I’ve felt in almost 20 years, since I moved from Bay Area to Idaho!

lex August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Tsunami alert??

Chester E. Kitty August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Yep! Gentle shaking that seemed to keep going on and on …

Your friendly neighborhood Spiderman August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Looks like the Rodgers Creek fault, gently shook my house and got the pool sloshing. That’s the longest lasting one I’ve been in(wasn’t here yet for 1989).

Concordejet August 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Yes, woke me up. The quake woke the three of us. My friend’s daughter blamed it on me that i farted. the chandelier light was swinging around in the dining room.

TNT.. I'm dynamite August 24, 2014 at 3:49 AM

‘Was having a ‘good time’ with the GF rocking her world. It appears I did!

Jesse August 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Yes. Woke up all of us in the house. Could hear everything creaking and rattling. Seemed to get worse part way through. Scary!

Anon August 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Yes, just got up to use bathroom and was on my way back to bedroom when it started shaking the apartment. I live above a carport and that did not feel good. Yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scared me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOA August 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM

PH/MTZ border – felt it BIG TIME.

brinke August 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM

oh yes, bed shook back and forth. no other damage. Jerry Garcia Giants bobble = safe.

YEA YEA CONCORD August 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Yes i felt it i was bout to sleep when my belly started cracking pray

Julie August 24, 2014 at 3:51 AM

definitely woke us up, but the dog never moved!

Joanna Welch August 24, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Yes!!! Canopy bed rocked for at least 30 seconds – had to grab bed post. Stuff fell off shelves. Friend in Orinda bumped his head against wall and has a wallop! LOL Immediately checked USGS site to make sure I wasn’t dreaming it.

MDUSD Grad August 24, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Any idea what the strong smell of smoke is from now?

Nervous Nellie August 24, 2014 at 3:52 AM

scared the skunk outside.~~~~~~~~~~~~ felt similar to the Loma Prieta rock and roll.
TIme to get new radio batteries. Knew we could count on Mr. Mayor for the update!

Uh huh August 24, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I just layed in bed and froze. Then when I thought it was done, it started up again. It seemed like it never ended.

Irma Sevin August 24, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I was sitting at my computer and 3:21 is exactly what it said. It was the longest and shakiest quake I’ve noticed, although nothing fell.. Our house is on a rocky formation up the hill from the Walnut Creek Bart and even the Loma Prieta quake was minimal here compared to other locations. I would say this morning was a biggie.

Barbara Clark August 24, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I was up when t started. Lab slept through it, cat had BIG eyes. I walked around the house fans, lights, bird feeders all going in a circular motion. Yikes!

Frothy August 24, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Felt it on Bonifacio.

Sierra August 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM

Yes, we felt it. I stood in the door frame just in case it was the big one. My puppies first earthquake-he bark for several minutes.

karen August 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM

woke me up and great grand kids 3&5

Original G August 24, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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Authentic A's Fan August 24, 2014 at 3:57 AM

During the moment I was like man.. I should start going to church. Thought it was some ghost or alien abduction Haahaaa

L. August 24, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Sure did; woke me, then tried to rock me back to sleep

happy August 24, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I have no idea what to do in this case, JUST PRIDE

Mark August 24, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Guess we know why the water mains have been breaking around Claycord Saturday…

Add that one to possible earthquake early warning sign.

Reality Slap August 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Martinez rode hard waves and shaking for about 20 seconds. Broken lamp, stuff off the mantel.

JSK August 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Felt it down here in north San Jose, where I live now.. It was a long shaking quake. I would have thought it was closer to me.

Priscilla August 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

This was strong enough and long enough to hear the wood crack in my house. I picked my son up and rushed outside and everything was still moving.

Mr.Wonderful August 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

The US Geological survey is not working. It says,
“This server is to busy.”

JJ2 August 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Was quite the rocker in Clayton. Wife and both dogs slept right on through….

Polarbearmarket August 24, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Long gentle shaking in Clayton. Might have slept thru it but wife woke me up. Things fell off shelves in American Canyon at parent’s house but all ok otherwise. Not a peep on local news media that I can find.

SF Girl in PHill August 24, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Dogsitting for some friends in their house off of Contra Costa in Pleasant Hill (first time here – alone). Definitely jolted awake – it was still rocking and rolling by the time I realized it wasn’t ghosts shaking my bed. Fill out this USGS survey about how you experienced the quake: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72282711#dyfi_form

ChampagneKitty August 24, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Okay, I keep saying I never feel these little ones, but that was not a little one…I definitely felt that one. I grabbed onto the door jamb, hung on, and rode it out. The children (cats) were scared…no damage that I can see…I found a kitchen cupboard door open, but that’s it…the hallway sliding doors got a pretty good rattling…I’m just glad my legs and back held me up…after a quake that size, I’m fully expecting to have an aftershock.

posted on Whatever first August 24, 2014 at 4:02 AM

when it happened. Was up playing mahjong. Our dogs didn’t bark at all but it sure made me feel a little sick to my stomach in Concord. Felt a couple of after shocks, very mild.

Juan CD5 Accord August 24, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I really thought that was the first sip of beer I took just before it rattled hahaha

Mr.Wonderful August 24, 2014 at 4:03 AM

My chickens were all going crazy, running around and squawking.

Nicole August 24, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Yes. I was awake in Concord. Apartment building shook markedly for ~ 10 to 15 seconds. Both cats on full alert.

Anon August 24, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Our birds started going crazy just as it hit.

Richard August 24, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Sure felt that one, a good 15 seconds. Concord near Clayton HS

AAA Sean August 24, 2014 at 4:04 AM

JESUS! I was most worried about the babies….they didn’t feel it I’ll be dog.
Downtown mtz very hard shaking back n forth east to west and then all around. No sleep now 🙁

Teri August 24, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Nice and easy, my favorite kind of earthquake.

Sandy August 24, 2014 at 4:06 AM

I thought my house was gonna come off it’s foundation in Pacheco. Sure got the wind chimes going !

Wine country shake August 24, 2014 at 4:06 AM

I was sure it was centered somewhere in Claycord based on the significant rolling and shaking that lasted a good 15-20 seconds! Interesting to see it was followed by a 4.0 one minute later in the Bakersfield area. Two significant quakes on both ends of California. I am sure we will be feeling significant aftershocks for days on this one- this one was very similar to the Loma Prieta quake of 1989!

Sweetness August 24, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Long shake here in Concord.. Now wide awake…. Water in pool sloshed for several minutes even after shaking stopped….

sjmgw August 24, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I am on the border of Concord and Clayton. Years ago a pine tree fall on our house in the middle of the night major damage very noisy husband slept right through it. But tonight husband felt the quake he woke right up. Dogs barking but no damages. Hope that’s it for tonight. Does anyone know if were expecting more quakes?

PG August 24, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Our 1906 era house in downtown Martinez shook so violently that it knocked over and broke a large glass mirror, shattering it to pieces across our living room. My husband and I awoke thinking it was the BIG ONE! I’m usually never scared of earthquakes – but this one went on for so long and we felt it so strongly that I was pretty terrified. Thank goodness it seems as of now that’s everyone is ok.

E Santa Rosa August 24, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Rocked the house. Ran outside and realized I ran under our new construction project on the patio. Lol, definitely need a new emergency exit plan.. And to wash my feet.. And maybe my shorts! Shocked we still have power.

94598 August 24, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Woke me up- bed was rocking for a couple seconds

Kat August 24, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Pittsburg- Was awake .,Getting water.

mojoduck August 24, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Thank God we dodged the bullet again , house rocked woke us near East st. and Crescent dr. Concord

Don Hays August 24, 2014 at 4:15 AM

6.1 is a pretty good quake. I’m not sure if the house remained moving after the quake or if the quake just got smaller at the end. All I know is that I thought it was never going to stop. One of our 2 cats must have pee’d down the hall…freaking out. Poor kitty. Glad everybody is ok.

Jess August 24, 2014 at 4:17 AM

There’s going to be a high correlation between people that are up now and people that felt it. My spouse is sleeping but kids and cats and I felt it.

ClayDen August 24, 2014 at 4:18 AM

My wife and I were awakened by it. The shutters above our bed were rattling. I guess I’m awake enough to watch the Belgian Grand Prix live now.

Silva August 24, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Wide awake in West Oakland. I’d woken up about 10 minutes before. Cats scattered, and the place rocked a good little while. we’re on the second floor, place was built in 1925. Chimneys are still standing. Yay!

vicky sarro August 24, 2014 at 4:19 AM

House was moving from side to side, pots in pot rack rattling, dishes clanking. Seemed to last a long time, but I read it was only 9 seconds. Woke up my husband.

Just another Concord resident August 24, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Yes, was just barely up and around when it hit, rattled all the glassware, a couple of cracks, no damage that I can tell yet.

vicky De'VON August 24, 2014 at 4:21 AM

I was sitting up watching TV and my lamp that is big with six exstention shoot frames fell off the wall.my couch shook ,actually everything shook.i didnt think it was going to stop.i was in the 1989 earthquake. I was helping to get the people out of the terrible mess.this was very upsetting. Bad memories of what happened then.i hope everyone is alright.my whole condo shook.My father is a pilot hes 87 woke up and thought he was flying his plane.( haaa haaa)

Roz August 24, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Yes, it was a short lived one…was already awake, but got up after. Only thing that moved was a cabinet door in the kitchen. The cat and Hubby are still sleeping,…time for a cup of tea.

Dutch August 24, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Normally my wife will sleep through minor tremors but this one woke us both up. It was the longest duration that I can remember in a long time. I’d say between 15 to 30 seconds, but it probably wasn’t that long (just seemed that long). No damage. FOX NEWS was the first national news service that interrupted its programming to report on it. Apparently it was felt as far as Vacaville (at least at this time). What fun, shake rattle and roll California.

NR August 24, 2014 at 4:22 AM

That felt like the big one! It was the biggest earthquake I’ve felt since Loma Prieta. It was so intense that in the seconds following the earthquake, I was expecting widespread damage in the Bay Area.

This reminds me that I’m not as prepared as I should be for an earthquake. Since we moved to a new house, I haven’t talked to my wife about a meeting spot and haven’t updated our food supply containers in over a year.

I’m going to revisit this emergency prep checklist sometime soon! http://www.ready.gov/earthquakes

SpiritDog August 24, 2014 at 4:23 AM

Thought I was in my dream at first, but then realized I was not sleeping! Husband woke up from it, too. Found our cat. No damages. Everything seems ok. Just waiting for the aftershocks.


RCA August 24, 2014 at 4:26 AM

Woke us up just like it did most everyone else on here.

Anonymous August 24, 2014 at 4:27 AM

Woke me up out of sound sleep. Seemed to really our cats. One cat is so scared he won’t come out from under our bed. Didn’t seem to bother the dogs.

sam August 24, 2014 at 4:27 AM

ellis st., concord ca…. i was wide awake and completely lucid, i felt absolutely nothing, zilch.

Downtown Martinez August 24, 2014 at 4:29 AM

OMG! Not the best way to be woke up. Banged into the hallway walls as I ran to the front door as I’m upstairs. Seemed to last over 30 seconds. All cabinet doors are open. Who can sleep after this?!?

LoRetTAH81 August 24, 2014 at 4:30 AM

@Edi # 33 – ME TOO! I thought my cats were wrestling on the bed & when I leaned up to kick em off I realized NO cats on the bed. I was like WHOA…! Shook long enough to scare the daylights outta me…! Hope its done!!

Killjoy August 24, 2014 at 4:31 AM

It woke me up, and I muttered “Earthquake”. Then the wife woke up and said the same thing. I just laughed and said “Didn’t you hear what I just said?” LOL
Both cats jumped off the bed. One is okay, the other is still a little freaked by it. She’s being clingy.

jozy.sa August 24, 2014 at 4:48 AM

Im in jozi south africa was on the phone with my wife who lives in concord, damm I heard that rattles over the phone! Joburg had one two days ago and as far as I read earthquakes are happening all over the world! Is this a warning that the end of times are close? Pretty scaring when u think about it. Hope everyone is alright and that there wont be any more soon

Jcay August 24, 2014 at 4:57 AM

I was up and it was such a wavy quake I thought I was dizzy. My house on a slab so it was a gentle ride. Sorry to say but in 1989 there was a 5.0 in August.

shally August 24, 2014 at 5:04 AM

Yes. was wide awake reading and suddenly my bed starts to shake, got up and went to the kitchen. the entire house is shaking, window blinds are swaying. lasted for about 15 seconds!

Jcay August 24, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Its the drought. I read that just yesterday.
1989 was also during a drought.

ChampagneKitty August 24, 2014 at 6:26 AM

I’m concerned about Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park in the Napa hills. I’m going to email them to see if they are okay.

green August 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

what a bunch of losers you all are! nothing better to do than post in the middle of the night. you must have been up all night club hopping to be posting this late.

Dorothy August 24, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Noise woke me first and then the rocking motion. I knew it had to be fairly close by and strong. I’m glad it didn’t happen during regular working hours.

That's All Folks! August 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Oh yeah, woke up, thought to myself “whoa, feels like a six pointer” and went back to sleep. Just got up a few minutes ago and whaddaya know, I was right, a six pointer.

Harry August 24, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Yup. My wife woke me up and we observed everything shaking for about 30 seconds. It scared us quite well.

Tom August 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Woke us up! It’s been awhile since I felt a big one. Our animals get excited. Whatever……

Atticus Thraxx August 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Woke us up, but didn’t get up until we heard the pool sloshing. Turned on light and it looked like the North Sea in November.Everyone around us seems okay. Let’s see what the aftershocks do. We are so lucky this didn’t happen on a workday mid-afternoon.

Earthquake Country August 24, 2014 at 8:09 AM

This one seemed to shake harder (at least in Bay Point) than the one in 89 but didn’t last as long. 89 seemed to last forever!

Sinn Feiner August 24, 2014 at 8:20 AM

I was on my bike ride up in the Martinez hills right across from Kaiser taking a break on a bench when it hit and felt the street just rolling! The street lights and signals were shaking back and forth for about 30 seconds or so.

Minutemom August 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Thought my husband was fidgeting REALLY aggressively. I was really annoyed at him for waking me up, then I realized he was sound asleep. I said “Did you move, or did we just have an earthquake?”. He said “UH…Zzzzz”. So I went back to sleep.

Enfield303 August 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

New earthquake protocol…Bypass going under door frame and head straight to the computer and get on Claycord.

Thanks Mayor for being the go to news source in the event of a potential disaster. I took the tv news sources a half hour or so to respond. Knowledge is power.

Shasta Daisy August 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM

@Sinn Feiner….You go for a bike ride at 3:20 am? See any satellites or meteors?

:) August 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Woke us up. I was having a dream and in my dream I just started saying there’s an earthquake as I woke up to the house rocking. I was surprised to wake up this morning and read it was a 6.0

Sinn Feiner August 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

@ Shasta Daisy,

Yes I’ve been bike riding late at night early morning hours for about 14 years. I do sometimes see meteors but usually when I’m out in Clyde at the end of PCH where it’s really dark. I can’t say I’ve ever seen satellites here in the Bay Area. My wife and I do a lot of camping up in the high sierras and we see satellites up there all the time especially in the high elevations.

@ Sinn Feiner August 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I thought the only people out on bikes at 3:30am in claycord are the tweakers looking to burglarize…do you run with that group?

Sinn Feiner August 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM

I’ve worked nights for 16 years. Best time to bike ride in my opinion. Nice and quiet out and no traffic to deal with!

vani August 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

im in concord area. definitley felt it. woke me up on the first shake and keep moving. My bathroom sliding doors were rattling

Shulla August 24, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Off No. Larwin. Dreaming about dinosaurs walking…but woke up to the earthquake. Pretty strong. Hubby slept thru it.

Lari August 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Nope. Slept right through it – all the texts coming in from family and friends in NY started pouring in and I did hear phone ring very early, but fell back asleep. Surprised we didn’t feel it as that’s large and close by. Was in L.A. in March when I awoke to a 4.1, but that one was right under me.

Tal August 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

When I got up this morning I discovered the quake stopped the pendulum on my grandfather clock, I guess I am 2 min. fast, it said 3:22am. I’m in Concord, near Clayton.

Lisa Fulmer August 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM

I was awakened not by the shaking but by the noise and the dogs barking, by the way the dogs were freaking out at the front door, I thought someone was trying to break in to my house…didn’t sleep the rest of the night. I should have thought to go online, d’uh…I didn’t know it was an earthquake until 7am when my Facebook alerts and texts started buzzing my phone.

Someone August 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Slept through it, though our bird fell off the swing.

Silva August 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Aw Lisa! Sorry. 🙂

Cowellian August 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Apparently, everyone I’m related to in the Bay Area slept through the earthquake.

TinFoiler August 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Shasta Daisy, the satellites that are closer to the earth are visible usually up to 2 hours after sunset, any seen after that are way out there. Then there’s the “Crafts” that are visible all through the night – either because they are reflecting the suns light or you are seeing their power system. At least that’s the way it is when using night vision. The meteors are happening all night long.

JustMe August 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Felt it, jumped on Twitter, and noticed a bunch of friends all reporting the same thing.

lunatic August 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

How come I didn’t feel the earthquake??

I as sleeping in my car in Albany; didn’t feel a thing. Everyone else I spoke to later that morning did feel it in that area. A car is less insulated than a house, so you would think I would have felt it.

Sally Freedlund August 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I slept through it. I’m disappointed that I wasn’t awakened by this earthquake. I guess I must have been REALLY TIRED. I’m surprised that lots of people in Claycord felt it. In the past, there were many less intense earthquakes that woke me up.

ConcordRes August 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM

If someone’s intent was to be “a tweeker looking to burglarize”, do you honestly think they’d announce it on Claycord?

Miss Diagnosis August 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I was in rohnert park at the time. Definatley woke me up!!!

Carol August 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

New earthquake to do list … get on computer and go to Claycord .
In Martinez, no damage – woke everyone up at 3:20 . FOX NEWS
was the first national news service that interrupted its programming to
report on it and it was about a half an hour after it happened. Could
not find any local news stations that interrupted programming to report it.

Antler August 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Would be more fun to hear what those of us who were already awake or were awakened by the quake, DID during the 15-seconds of the actual event!

Talk about an adrenaline rush combined with pre-planned procedure…..I turned on a light, put on Crocs, grabbed my purse (with car key in it) and threw daily Rx bottles into it, and was on my way to the hall closet to get an overcoat when the quake stopped. Then it hit me that I hadn’t said one word of alert to either my husband or our dog, both of whom were still SOUNDLY asleep. I’m sure that when I would have passed back by the bed on my way out the sliding glass door, I would have said a little something….right? By way of a whispered endearment and fond goodbye?

I mean, you’d THINK! 😉

Marissa August 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The earth is at it again.

Shasta Daisy August 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM


I’m usually outside sometime between 9 PM and 10 PM. This clearly shows the ones I am seeing.

Some folks might want to sign up August 24, 2014 at 1:01 PM

for a CERT Class.


Class start Sept 18th.

J. August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I felt it, and felt it, and felt it; seemed like it would never stop.

Walnut Creek Resident August 24, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Oh yes I felt it. My birds where frozen like little statues they were so scared so I picked them up and gave them a kiss and talked to them and they calmed
down but they didn’t like it at all and I didn’t mind The earthquake at all. I guessed it was about 15 seconds long and I felt like I was in a bowl of Jell-O bouncing around I thought it was fun!! My location is on Montego in Walnut Creek!!

Former P-Hill Resident August 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM

It definitely woke us and our neighbors up in Dublin. We were shocked to find out that the epicenter was so far away from us!

Mimi (original) August 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

LOLOL! Did I actually read a comment from someone that said, “does anyone know what caused it?” LOLOL!

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