East Bay Earthquake Did No Damage but Felt Like God Cannonballing El Cerrito

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El Cerrito, still standing but denied a real sunrise
This morning's magnitude 4 earthquake terrified pets and sleepy folks across the East Bay, but it appears to have done no damages, unless we're counting a brief closure of BART, the interruption of sleep schedules, and-- over the course of a long, helpless, 30 seconds or so of the earth rattling and grinding -- a reminder that we should all take some disaster preparedness course or something soon, so that when the inevitable finally does happen we'll not just be dashing about in our underpants shouting "Shit!" 

In short, it felt like God cannonballing into the hills.

While it was categorized as a 4.6 immediately after roiling the very foundations of East Bay civilization, the 5:33 a.m. El Cerrito-centered quake was later ruled a 4.0. El Cerrito and the East Bay, meanwhile, are so fog-thick this morning that San Francisco is impossible to spot. Perhaps San Franciscans should assure East Bay-types that San Francisco is still there, maybe by sending a photo of it holding today's Chronicle.

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THIS is what we're talking about? Seriously?

Cary Schneider
Cary Schneider

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Cary Schneider

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2. A unique comprehensive step-by-step guide, that we wrote ourselves, using all the fliers out there from FEMA, Red Cross and other expert sources, which prepares a family to make a plan in 7 days. This guide provides the essential information for developing a family emergency plan which ensures every family is ready in the event of any unexpected emergency. 

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Patrick Power
Patrick Power

If there is one thing that annoys me about the media, it's its tacit recognition of a God. A huge part of the population does not believe in an invisible person in the sky, so how exactly are we to relate to that headline?

Gdns
Gdns

Well Patrick.. I would rethink your relationship to the word huge.. because according to facts over 80% of the population does believe in some sort of superior being. Besides our nation was build on faith so maybe move to a country to which u can name after yourself and your ignorant non-beliefs.

Spencer26
Spencer26

All of creation recognizes the Creator, whether that recognition is conscious or subconscious. It's innate.

Dan Mitchell
Dan Mitchell

Jesus. If he had written "Thor," would you have complained that he was tacitly recognizing Thor? The quake might have turned over some rocks in your neighborhood, Patrick. Maybe that handily revealed some more things for you to complain about.

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

You clicked on the story, Patrick, so you must have related enough.

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