Reports are coming in that there was a mild earthquake felt in San Francisco. We felt it too, but it could have been our the washing machine in the spin cycle. "I believe I just felt a 3-4 point earthquake just now," reports one SFist comments.
Update 10:44 a.m.: It hot near Morgan Hill. The quake registered around 4.4.
Update 10:48 a.m.: A "light earthquake" occurred at 10:40 a.m. The magnitude 4.4 event occurred 18 km (11 miles) N of Morgan Hill, CA. No word yet of any injuries.
Here are the details.
Magnitude: 4.4 - duration magnitude (Md)
Time: Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:40:29 AM (PDT) Monday, March 30, 2009 at 17:40:29 (UTC)
Distance: from Morgan Hill, CA - 18 km (11 miles) N (7 degrees)
Seven Trees, CA - 19 km (12 miles) E (91 degrees)
Alum Rock, CA - 20 km (13 miles) ESE (117 degrees)
San Jose City Hall, CA - 25 km (16 miles) ESE (104 degrees)
Coordinates: 37 deg. 17.1 min. N (37.285N), 121 deg. 37.2 min. W (121.620W)
Depth: 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
Update 10:52 a.m.: According to reports, the quake was felt from San Jose to Sonoma. This morning's mild quake is the perfect reminder for you to arm yourself with a quake safety kit.
Update 10:58 a.m.: The quake has been upgraded and downgraded over the last few minutes, but it's somewhere in the 4 area. Check out reports of this morning's quake here, here, and here. (We commend those of you Twitter users trying your hardest to be droll yet informative after the quake.)
Update: 11:04 a.m.: ABC 7's Cheryl Jennings is the definition of caring calm in the midst of newsroom chaos. Brava, Cheryl! She's talking to callers, giving them kudos for having quake safety kits and for hiding under doorways.
Oh, and make sure you fill out USGC's "Did You Feel It?" questionnaire.