Earthquake in California! 5.6 on the Ritcher scale

Just experienced my first earthquake in California!

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc40204628.htm, thanks Kyung

Version #3: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

A moderate earthquake occurred at 8:04:54 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
The magnitude 5.6 event occurred 8 km (5 miles) NNE of Alum Rock, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

Magnitude: 5.6 – regional moment magnitude (Mw)
Time: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 8:04:54 PM (PDT)
Distance from: Alum Rock, CA – 8 km (5 miles) NNE (31 degrees)
Milpitas, CA – 11 km (7 miles) E (91 degrees)
San Jose City Hall, CA – 15 km (9 miles) NE (45 degrees)
Sunol-Midtown, CA – 17 km (10 miles) NE (45 degrees)
Coordinates: 37 deg. 25.9 min. N (37.432N), 121 deg. 46.5 min. W (121.776W)
Depth: 9.2 km (5.7 miles)
Location Quality: Excellent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale

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