earthquake.jpgOn the heels of this afternoon’s 4.0 quake was another this evening at 8:16.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 1 mile east of Berkeley, with a magnitude of 4.2 that was then downgraded to a 3.9 and downgraded again to a 3.8 and a depth of 6 miles.

BART is again delayed as operators examine the tracks for damage. As of 8:45 PM, they say that “there is a 15-minute delay system wide due to an earthquake.”

Appeal Facebook pal Dave says ” I think it was bigger than earlier, but not as long.”

According to Bay City News, “The temblor created a large jolt in San Francisco’s Civic Center area, Nob Hill, Richmond District, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and
was felt in parts of the region including Danville.” According to reader John, it was felt as far south as Santa Cruz.

In the Outer Sunset, we felt s strong jolt, followed by a wobble. The only reaction from my pets was when I hopped off the couch, yelling “shit!”

What did you feel? Tell the USGS, then us.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Amanda Bellows

    That one actually scared me. Felt like a huge truck slammed into the building (in the Richmond). I would like to thank my 2nd grade teacher for teaching proper “duck and cover” procedure, as I dove under the table for safety.

  • Amanda Bellows

    That one actually scared me. Felt like a huge truck slammed into the building (in the Richmond). I would like to thank my 2nd grade teacher for teaching proper “duck and cover” procedure, as I dove under the table for safety.

  • Jewli

    I think the USGS is full of shit! This was stronger than the first one!

  • Jewli

    I think the USGS is full of shit! This was stronger than the first one!

  • sunnysunset

    Was sitting in the “free” section (i.e. above the paid area) listening to Paul Simon at the Greek when it happened – the entire ground shook below us. Everyone looked around, then the entire theater cheered. Felt really eerie to know we were right by the fault!

  • sunnysunset

    Was sitting in the “free” section (i.e. above the paid area) listening to Paul Simon at the Greek when it happened – the entire ground shook below us. Everyone looked around, then the entire theater cheered. Felt really eerie to know we were right by the fault!