Danville Express

Perspective - March 16, 2007


asked around downtown Danville

Did you feel the earthquake last week? Do you have any earthquake horror stories to share?

I did feel the earthquake last week and it was a surprise. My family and I have an earthquake kit at home that we made which would allow us to manage for a day; it includes water, tools, medicine and non-perishable items. When the 1989 earthquake hit, I was just getting off the Bay Bridge and I did feel it while driving.

J.P. Salgado

environment consultant

I was out of town for last week's earthquake, but my wife freaked out. I felt the 1989 earthquake though, I was in San Ramon. I think I am prepared for the next earthquake with plenty of water and propane.

Eric Jacobs


I did feel the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, and another one in 1987 or 1988. We were driving on the freeway and started to see people rearing off to the side of the road thinking that they had a flat tire. When I was young, after an earthquake, all of my family would all sleep in the living room together and we called it "Camp Snoopy."

George Torres

IT manager

I wasn't here for last week's earthquake, but my mom felt it and said it was violent. She was very frightened. During the 1989 earthquake I was walking my dog with my friend and we started to see a van shaking and started to laugh until we realized we were having an earthquake. We saw the concrete move in oceanic waves.

Carmen Hart

sales trainer

Yes, I felt last week's earthquake. I was sitting in Starbucks and everything started to shake. I started to feel seasick. It was very scary. This was the first earthquake I have ever felt.

Matthew Stalbird



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