Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our First Earthquake...Rock and Roll!

Wow!! Our first Earthquake...it was pretty amazing. Brad and I just could not believe what was happening. Brad described it as feeling like he was "riding a wave". We both wished is had lasted just a little bit longer so we could have really taken it all in. I am sure there will be a next time.
No damage, but a good reminder to make sure our 72 hour kits our stocked.
Earthquake Details
Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 03:04:54 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 08:04:54 PM at epicenter
Location
37.432°N, 121.776°W
Depth
9.2 km (5.7 miles)
Region
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances
8 km (5 miles) NNE (31°) from Alum Rock, CA
11 km (7 miles) E (91°) from Milpitas, CA
15 km (9 miles) NE (45°) from San Jose City Hall, CA
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 0.1 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters
Nst=250, Nph=250, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.07 sec, Gp= 32°,M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=3
Source
California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
Event ID
nc40204628

7 comments:

The Wades said...

Liz, that is crazy!! I swear in the four years we lived in CA, we never felt one. I am pretty sure that I am just unable to feel earthquakes! See you SOON!

Cortney521 said...

I am so glad you are alive-reason 5,234,191 to move to NY!

Dennis & Jenna said...

Time to stock up on the 72 hour kits...so scary!

Molly said...

I'm glad at least someone else enjoyed it! I always want them to last longer. They normally go by way too fast.

The Hansen Family said...

That is so scary! We're glad you guys are okay.

The Kentucky Bakers said...

Brad and Liz, we are so glad that you guys are ok! We can't wait to see you at Christmas!!!! When are you guys coming to Utah?

The Kentucky Bakers said...

Brad and Liz, we are so glad that you guys are ok! We can't wait to see you at Christmas!!!! When are you guys coming to Utah?