4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Oakland,
knocks out power
By Caitilin McAdoo
July 20, 2007
An earthquake with an epicenter two miles north east of Oakland
shook the entire region this morning for anywhere from ten to
20 seconds this morning.
Preliminary reports from the U.S.
Geological Survey show that a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck
at 4:42 a.m.
This earthquake has affected power for Pacific Gas & Electric
Co. customers in the Oakland area, spokesman David Eisenhower
Around 1,400 customers lost their power in 20 separate outages,
Eisenhower said. The majority of the outages occurred in the Oakland
area. Crews are still investigating the outages and will have
updates throughout the morning.
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