A 6.0 earthquake hit at 3:20 am this morning, centered 20 miles east of us in Napa. Having been through a couple of these in my life my first words were "This is bad" thinking it may be centered in San Francisco. Instead it was north of San Francisco Bay.
Pictures on the walls are askew with one leaping to the floor. A few cabinet doors opened and some books on shelves decided to lie down. Sinbad was in bed with me and he bolted - to where, I don't know. The shaking stop after what I suspect about 5 seconds (time moves real slow during an earthquake, believe me) and he soon returned for some consolation.
An early report with pictures of damage in downtown historical district of Napa can be seen here.
So, on with my day. I am off to go watch the Santa Rosa Marathon runners this morning. Just another day in California.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, I'll still take our earthquakes any day over your tornadoes and hurricanes, no question about it. I've seen up close the effects of what tornadoes and hurricanes do. No thanks!