Second Quake, 3.9, Hits Martinez, East Bay Thursday Night

Second quake in one day rattles Martinez - did you feel it?

A second quake in one day hit Martinez at about 8:14 Thursday night. The second quake, at a magnitude of 3.9, felt stronger than the 3.9 quake earlier in the afternoon.

Like the first quake, the second was centered in Berkeley. 

There were no reported injuries or damage so far. 

Did you feel it? Let us know in the comments section. 

Peggy Russell October 21, 2011 at 03:41 AM
felt smaller then the first one. but maybe because the first one I was on the second floor of an office building. This one was a jolt then roll back... not enuf time to react, just ride it out...
gayle goldblatt October 21, 2011 at 03:48 AM
I was in Oakland and felt the earlier one. It was a huge JOLT. This one this evening was also a jolt, but of shorter duration. Still, disconcerning enough for me to want to sleep fully clothed in the living room!
Valerie Case October 21, 2011 at 03:52 AM
I live in Clayton and I first heard a boom and then my condo shook briefly and then harder. This one seemed bigger than the first and lasted longer to me.
Dave Kurrent October 21, 2011 at 03:59 AM
I live in Pinole and felt both. The first was a quick jolt and the second was more rolling and lasted about 5 seconds. They were of about equal strength.
Doreen Bagno October 21, 2011 at 04:00 AM
the 2nd one felt bigger to me than the one at 2: 41 today. I was in my office at work when the first one happened and I wasnt sure it was a quake, However I was at home when 2nd one shook this evening and My daughter and I really felt it. Seemed stronger than the earlier one. a little scary
Chris Kapsalis October 21, 2011 at 04:07 AM
We both felt it. I was downstairs, she upstairs, and she said it was a big one. Not really. Possible these are precursors, so people should have water and can food always. Also know where to go in your house should it really start shaking. Also make sure you know how to turn off your gas main, and read up on how to prepare for the big one. Flashlights and so on. Shoes by your bed always is a great idea, with glass all over you will be grateful for shoes.
Sue October 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM
I didn't feel the first one since i was driving. I felt this one.It was a roll and hard shake.shook my apt good.It felt bigger than 3.9.Scared me good.I'll be sleeping in my clothes also.
Leo Lessley October 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM
I live in Bay Point and was just going to bed when it hit over here for just a very few seconds. Leo
Kayleen Parks October 21, 2011 at 01:46 PM
I felt the first one at school, and I heard it too. Several students in my room but none seemed to notice it until I said something. Then it was kind of fun and scary. It felt longer then the later one. Time to check emergency plans.
Hope Savage October 21, 2011 at 02:24 PM
I was at Roxx on Main playing music with YOU, Mr. Caroompas!
Bruce Campbell October 21, 2011 at 03:31 PM
I have to say, Jim Caroompas stayed calm throughout the ordeal. I think it was me who jumped up and said "WE'RE GOING TO DIE!!!!!"
Gary Etscheid October 21, 2011 at 04:45 PM
How about a map with MARTINEZ on it????????
Jim Caroompas (Editor) October 21, 2011 at 05:28 PM
@Gary, this is a USGS map showing the epicenter of the quake. It was the quake map that was available.
Chris Bryant October 21, 2011 at 05:29 PM
middle of Rodeo rehearsal at "Two Hounds Sounds" and not one of us even noticed it...must've been rockin' too hard ourselves......
Judie Palmer October 22, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Joseph and I were at our business (Natural Healings) on Court Street both times. Our landlords are putting on a new foundation to the house and is currently on jacks and wood planks. The first one we thought were the construction workers. The second one, they had all gone home! We were a bit worried about the house and how it was shaking!


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