I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area so much of my life that it is far, far easier to count the years away than it is to figure out how long I’ve actually lived here. I’m sufficiently casual about earthquakes that I live within a stone’s throw of the San Andreas fault, on which both the 1989 Loma Prieta and 1906 earthquakes occurred. But an earthquake always grabs my attention even when it’s a little one like the 3.0 this afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey has the details and a map that shows me just how close this one really was.
It was real close, along what appears to be the south side of Soda Springs canyon east of Lexington Reservoir. I live near the southern tip of Lexington Reservoir.