This one is for my non-SF friends who may be concerned about the quake we just experienced. Everyone is fine, no damage, no injuries.
The earthquake hit last night, and Sarah, Moishe, the dogs and I were all mostly sitting in my home office when it happened. I grabbed Moishe and stood in a doorway while Sarah sat on the couch unfazed. Everyone is entirely fine.
I’m really glad we spent the money to bolt the house to the foundation, though it doesn’t seem to have caused much of a ripple of damage to anyone in our neighborhood. The shaking appears to be worse elsewhere.
The various scientific agencies have a page that aggregates all the information about the quake, and they have a questionnaire you can fill out that helps them understand what parts of the area get shaken how hard by events along each fault line.