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Earthquake….We Got an Earthquake

12:56 PM PDT on July 29, 2008

I just finished watching video of the City Council meeting when the earthquake hit on ABC.  Councilman Dennis Zine was speaking when the quake hit and called it while the staff urged people to stay put.  Amusingly, ABC's downtown reporter made clear that the people milling around behind her while she gave her report from the street weren't pedestrians, but people forced out of their building because the elevator was shut down.

Fortunately, it seems like the damage from this 5.8 rumbler was minimal.  There are no reports of problems with the subway or transit system, or on any of the roads and highways.  However, that doesn't mean that everything will go smoothly this evening and tomorrow when millions of commuters head home and then back to work.  Please feel free to use the comments section for any quake related comments and concerns or any stories that you encounter on any trips you have to make today.

For Streetsblog, I'm about to head out on my bike for a meeting and I'll report on anything out of the ordinary I see.  If nothing else, the lack of problems on our subway system puts lie to any concerns that subways are a less safe place to be in a quake than on a street.

Now it's up to you for the rest of the story...

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