Second Bay Area Quake Hits Same Spot

The same size shaker hit Wednesday night

By Lori Preuitt and Jodi Hernandez
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:46 AM PDT
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A magnitude of 3.7 earthquake hit Solano County Thursday morning. The shaker hit the same basic spot of a Wednesday night quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was also the same basic magnitude.

Kristina Hangartner was opening up Valona Deli in Crockett when the earthquake hit. She describes it as a big jolt and a loud boom.

The deli's sodas started shaking. She's a bit rattled after experiencing two in a row. Last night's earquake sent her ducking under the table for cover.  "All I'm thinking... where's my earthquake kit am I ready," she said. She says she was shaking like a leaf, but suffered no damage.

The assistant to the Vallejo city attorney Sue Simon told Bay City News she also felt both quakes.
"It was a small jolt then a big jolt," Simon told BCN. "I was told the large windows in the building flexed out a  little."   

The USGS received reports from people who said they felt the earthquake from Benicia, Napa, American Canyon and Martinez.

Below is the USGS report on the quakes. Notice how close they hit when it comes to geography.

Thursday morning's quake:

Region SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 3 km (2 miles) NNW (343°) from Crockett, CA
  • 4 km (2 miles) S (177°) from Vallejo, CA
  • 6 km (4 miles) NNE (25°) from Rodeo, CA
  • 32 km (20 miles) N (359°) from Oakland, CA

Wednesday night's quake:

Region

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

Distances

  • 3 km (2 miles) NNW (341°) from Crockett, CA
  • 4 km (3 miles) S (176°) from Vallejo, CA
  • 5 km (3 miles) NNE (28°) from Rodeo, CA
  • 31 km (19 miles) N (359°) from Oakland, CA

  BART trains slowed following both earthquakes as officials checked that there were no problems on the tracks.There was a ten minute delay for riders during the check.

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