Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on in San Leandro…

This 3.6 hit three miles NNE of San Leandro at 9:57 a.m. And this one rumbled at 11:37 p.m. last night — same magnitude, nearby epicenter.

Yesterday, a rare 5.9 quake, epicenter Virginia, rattled buildings and nerves all over the East Coast. Even the top of the Washington Monument cracked (metaphor, anyone?) No effect out here, though I did hear my New York City relatives screaming all the way in Potrero Hill. KQED’s Dan Brekke, traveling in New York, noted, “it lasted longer than any California earthquake I’ve felt in 30 years.”


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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