Update 8:20 p.m. Power has been restored in Pacifica. The Examiner reports some 10,000 people were affected by the outage that occurred after a 3.7 quake struck two miles southeast of that city. The temblor was felt all over the Bay Area.

Earlier posts

USGS has the details of the 3.4 earthquake that shook the Peninsula.

Update: 10-minute BART delay to the quake.

Update 3:38 p.m. Downed power lines and a power outage in Pacifica.

Update 3:50 p.m. KRON reports 7,000 without power in Pacifica.

Update 3:52 p.m. KQED’s Erika Kelly just got off the phone with PG&E. The utility confirms 7,000 people are without power, a portion of which are in the Edgemar area.

The outage occurred at 3p.m., a few minutes after the quake, but the company can’t confirm yet that is the exact cause of.

Update 4:08 p.m.Pacifica Patch is running updates on the quake.

Update 4:38 p.m. The quake has been downgraded from a 3.8 to a 3.4.

Power Restored in Pacifica after 3.7 Earthquake 18 April,2011Jon Brooks

  • Bull

    No power in pacifica as well due the the shaker

  • Jym Dingler

    Pacifica power went out AGAIN around 1 a.m. I waited for a bit before calling, and their voice system said they had no reports of power out, while their own online map showed 5,000+ customers affected. Power came back on after 3. Hoping it will stay on now.

  • Jymd Dingler

    And Pacifica is dark AGAIN. Lights on for 15 minutes then gone again. Starting to seriously doubt PG&E’s competency.

    • Jon Brooks

      What’s the situation currently, Jym?

  • P W

    Power back on again aroun 4am.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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