If you think you felt an earthquake at 7:05 p.m. in the Bay Area, you did. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that it was magnitude 3.6 tremor with an epicenter just outside the northwest Contra Costa County town of Hercules.

Note: The 3.6 shake was 65 minutes past the time, and much less Rapture-causing, than the earthquake predicted for this evening by radio evangelist Harold Camping.

U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 3.6, San Francisco Bay Area, California
U.S. Geological Survey: ‘Did You Feel It?’ event page
KQED News Fix: At Harold Camping’s Family Radio, It’s Business as Usual on Air

U.S. Geological Survey locator map of May 21, 2011, earthquake epicenter.


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke (Twitter: @danbrekke) has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything. Reach Dan Brekke at dbrekke@kqed.org.

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