Earthquake jolts the Bay Area Monday evening

A magnitude 3.9 quake startled the Bay Area Monday evening.

The quake struck at 6:29 p.m., 1.5 miles southeast of Castro Valley. The temblor was initially reported as a magnitude of 4.2 and previously downgraded to 4.0.

The United States Geological Survey logged nearly 12,000 crowdsourced responses to the quake via its “Did You Feel It?” page, with people as far east as Reno, Nev. and well south of the nine-county Bay Area logging on to report they had felt the shaking.

The short burst of shaking sent some Bay Area residents scrambling under doorways and tables — and others to social media to share their (sometimes humorous) reactions.

Get Ready, Piedmont

A disaster safety and preparedness booklet published by the Piedmont Public Safety Committee is available online HERE:

Additionally, printed copies are available at the Piedmont Fire Department.

From the City’s website: “This document provides comprehensive information on preparation for and response to, earthquakes, fires, landslides, and other emergencies. The guide is 50 pages in length with checklists and illustrations on things like turning off utilities, food and water storage, first aid materials, seismic measures etc.”

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