Morning Earthquake epicenter just two miles from Emeryville

Published On August 17, 2015 | By Rob Arias | News, News & Commentary

If it felt like this morning’s 6:49 a.m. Earthquake was right underneath you … it was (nearly)! The USGS is reporting that the 4.0 magnitude quake was along the Hayward fault with an epicenter just two miles away in Piedmont. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and BART reported minimal delays (another reminder to get that Go-Bag prepared that you’ve been putting off!).


Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor occurred at 6:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Emeryville, Calif., three miles from Oakland, three miles from Berkeley and 64 miles from Sacramento.

The quake was felt most strongly in the East Bay, including Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas. Lesser shaking was felt in San Francisco.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. BART, the region’s rapid transit system, reported short delays.

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About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

5 Responses to Morning Earthquake epicenter just two miles from Emeryville

  1. Brian Donahue says:

    E’Ville Eye readers will recall the editor, Rob Arias, claims the Emeryville Tattler censors comments that are critical it it, it’s editor Brian Donahue, Residents United for a Livable Emeryville (RULE) or the progressive City Council. Readers of the Tattler know this claim by Rob Arias is false. In fact negative comments are a regular thing at the Tattler. Since Rob continues to ply his readers with his canard about censorship and to the extent any of you might believe him, I give to you the Tattler E’Ville Eye Negative Comment Clearinghouse. It’s a place where all the latest from the E’Ville Eye haters are assembled into one place at the Tattler. You can check it out here:

  2. Anonymous says:

    So you are providing the service of allowing us to read the content of the Eville Eye on the Tattler blog? What exactly does that accomplish other than copyright infringement? Just link your readers to the Eville Eye if you want them to read what’s going on here. They are welcome to participate in the community!

  3. Anonymous says:

    or was the RULE creating the earthquake to warn those on the Hayward’s Fault??!?! Just believe that we need to be reminded that we don’t want to get FRACKED by ignorance, right?

  4. Brian Donahue says:

    These are going in, thanks.

  5. Brian Donahue says:

    The following two comments were just posted in the Tattler:

    Robert AriasAugust 18, 2015 at 9:47 AM
    OK Brian, I’ll indulge you. I just posted the comment below on your blog as well as The E’ville Eye on 8/18 at 9:47 A.M.

    So you’re claiming I have an obsession with Tattler … by reposting every comment on The E’ville Eye thread? Hmm … you are really letting your sociopathic behavior fly with this one Brian!

    Interesting (but not surprising) that your trying to vindicate yourself from censoring comments … by censoring comments! In particular you left out this comment in your “Clearinghouse” thread:

    “Let’s start by asking why you censored a comment I tried to post on your ‘The Face of Minimum Wage Workers’ article asking that you divulge that Elijah Esquibel was in fact on the board of Unite Here! 2850. Will you post this on the Tattler for me and possibly address why this didn’t meet your censorship standards?”

    So the “conversation” on the E’ville Eye was that at least 1/2 dozen people noted their comments were censored (in a post completely unrelated to Brian or the Tattler I might add, and one celebrating the construction of Emeryville’s first skatepark). Commenters and myself asked Brian if he wished to debunk this, to turn his comment moderation off. He thus far has not addressed this.

    Now Here’s the real test. Will you post the link to your council harassment accusation meltdown compilation video?


    Brian DonahueAugust 18, 2015 at 12:49 PM
    Every comment that gets made to the Tattler* gets posted, including yours Rob. Here it is. Enjoy!

    *No personal attacks against people (except Brian Donahue can be attacked)

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