Yes, That Was an Earthquake This Morning — Right Under Alameda

The USGS calls the event a "micro quake," with an epicenter beneath Alameda Point.

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake at Alameda Point was recorded at 7:17 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) by the U.S. Geological Survey. Map coordinates show the epicenter about 1,000 feet or less behind the St. George Spirits facility on Monarch Street.

According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 5.2 miles (83 km), four miles WNW of Alameda City Hall.

The USGS classifies temblor as a "micro quake."

One West End resident reports experiencing the quake as a "giant boom" rather than shaking, while another Alamedan says it "got his attention" on the East End.

Read more about Alameda's earthquake history and vulnerability in "USGS: Repeat of Tuesday's Alameda Earthquake Is Unlikely."

Did you feel it? Let us know in the comments section below.
Krista November 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM
I felt it for sure this morning. I thought there was an intruder in my basement because it felt exactly like how it feels when the basement door slams shut. It was just a quick "boom."
3xcrazy November 12, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I thought it was thunder!
EJC November 12, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Just wait for the one that includes liquefaction.
Michael John Torrey November 18, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Attn: Mrs./Ms. Date: November 18, 2013 We're all shook up. But were we actually prepared for this earthquake? The United State Geological Survey Team says there is no sign of a repeat performance. The query is: Can we trust that judgement/prediction? Whether we can or not being disaster prepared anyway is playing it safe, and will most definitely not hurt. Check with your local Red Cross or Alameda Fire Department/Community Emergency Response Team for help in becoming disaster prepared. Beware of pending tsunamies and typhoons or tornadoes. there is a first time for everything you know. Michael John Torrey-KF6YRG E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875


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