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Update: Quake Now Estimated At 4.0 Struck Monday Morning In Martinez - Did You Feel It?

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook Martinez and the Bay Area at 5:33 this morning. Tell us what you felt.

A large earthquake shook Martinez Monday morning at 5:33. According to the USGS, it was a 4.3 magnitude quake. This one felt as though it rolled across the ground, and lasted a few seconds. It had a depth of 5.5 miles, and the epicenter was located about a mile from El Cerrito.

Tell us what you felt in the comments. 

Ryan March 05, 2012 at 01:57 PM
shook the house and woke me up, just thinking about the big one thats coming soon, hope we all will be safe!
cameron mccord March 05, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Wow! Rumble and shake! A bit alarming. Folks on the other side of the hill must've gotten bounced real good.
Thomas O. Martini March 05, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I had just gotten out of bed not more than a few seconds before it hit. I was slipping my pants on and had one leg in the air attempting to aim it into my pants all in the dark mind you. As it hit I did a dance on one foot until I finally feel back into bed.
Joan Spencer March 05, 2012 at 02:25 PM
What did the people in El Cerrito feel? Must not be good! Al
Joan Spencer March 05, 2012 at 02:27 PM
What did the people in El Cerrito feel? Must not be good! Bev
Hope Savage March 05, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Pretty straight forward, as earthquakes go. Just rode it out on a very old and rickety canopy bed. Didn't know there was a "big one" coming or I would have been afraid. hee hee
Chris Kapsalis March 05, 2012 at 02:46 PM
This one really shook up Becky. She woke up just before it went off, then she got dressed and then we talked about it for a while, then she went back to sleep dressed, just in case she has to run out of the house. If this is a precurser quake. I barely felt it, I only feel these smaller ones if I am sitting still, which is very rare.
Chris March 05, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Shake and wake. What a way to start the day. Working on a brick chimney today. Maybe the quake took it down for me.
Chris Kapsalis March 05, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I want a steel reinforced heavy duty canopy bed to stop the roof form crushing us shoudl the big one hit. Seems yo spend 1/3 of your life in bed, and you could jump on your bed if a big one hit, make it a water bed and there you have it,
Jennie Clyne March 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM
it was a good enough shake to wake me up from a deep sleep. my bedside lamp fell over too.
Chris Bearden March 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I could hear it coming, in two parts. The first tremor hit and was very noticable, followed by the second tremor just seconds later, which was quite profound. The tremors got my daughter out of bed and into my bedroom immediately, which really speaks to the strength of the tremors!
Barbara Fiorica March 05, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Was already awake. Felt a moderately sharp jolt lasting about a second or two with the house creaking for another 1-2 seconds. Woke up my dogs, who usually sleep through anything!
Mark Hanses March 05, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I woke up to the closet doors shaking and the bed vibrating. Seems like it lasted a long time! The dogs and the baby didn't seem to be bothered at all.
Janet Klasey March 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
It woke me up, felt it for a few seconds; normally I'm a deep sleeper, but I felt this one
Sheanine Sausedo March 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM
My eyes open...are the babies crying- no! Why am I awake? Creak... Oh that's a familiar sound... Here we go for a little ride and I hope it's not big!

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