A Little Shaking in San Francisco – Didn’t Feel Like a Scary Earthquake Here

7:47 AM, June 28th – The bay area just got a few little rolls from an “adorable” quake that had an epicenter just three miles to the west of the San Francisco Zoo, under the Pacific on the San Andreas Fault.

The animals at the zoo are unnerved:

“I can hear the Peacocks at the @sfzoo flipping out over the little earthquake.”

Oh well. Here it is, from the USGS:

Magnitude 3.5
Date-Time
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 at 14:47:04 UTC
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 at 07:47:04 AM at epicenter
Location 37.742°N, 122.556°W
Depth 8 km (5.0 miles)
Region OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 5 km (3 miles) WNW (284°) from San Francisco Zoo
  • 10 km (6 miles) NW (306°) from Daly City, CA
  • 11 km (7 miles) NW (309°) from Colma, CA
  • 13 km (8 miles) WSW (253°) from San Francisco City Hall, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters Nph= 73, Dmin=9 km, Rmss=0.08 sec, Gp=101°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source
Event ID nc71416595

Saint Francis of Assisi was all, “Is that what Thouest calls an Earth-Tembler Temblor, Master Andreas? Really, t’was merely a trifling. Next time, Thouest should Bring It On.”

An artist’s depiction of Frank raising the roof in victory over Saint Andy this A.M.:

Still standing, baby!

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5 Responses to “A Little Shaking in San Francisco – Didn’t Feel Like a Scary Earthquake Here”

  1. Ramón says:

    Ha! But I don’t think that Frankie, with his superior education would have called it an Earth-Tembler[sic]. He certainly would have called it a temblor.
    Frankie still loves you, despite the fact you were ig’nunt.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    So noted. I’m always misquoting them monastec Friers.

  3. Ramón says:

    Speaking of “monastec Friers”……..

    What would Friar Frank think?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramon_burgos_ruiz/4740257483/

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Taht’s canibalism!

  5. Ramón says:

    It’s only cannibalism when you eat your own. It even has other names when you eat your honey.