An earthquake measuring 2.1 on the Richter Scale struck at approximately 2:27 a.m. yesterday morning, causing twenty two Bay Area residents to wake up. Damage was limited to an empty beer bottle falling on its side in the home of Alameda resident Todd Carson. “It’s a good thing [the bottle] didn’t break when it tipped over. I could have accidentally stepped on it in the morning and wound up with a nasty cut,” he stated.
No injuries were reported, but 2,047 j people were killed in a subsequent after-shock that measured 8.3 in magnitude.