2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Bay Area
by Will Zhou
Published September 3, 2014
The Palo Alto High School community experienced a 2.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 8:24 p.m. tonight, based on a report by US Geological Survey.
While not giant in magnitude, the earthquake was felt by local Paly students.
“I was working when I felt the house shaking for a couple of seconds,” senior Bryan Wong said.
Students across town also felt the earthquake.
“I was doing my homework when the windows rattled and the table shook,” Gunn High School junior Arjun Sahdev said. “It caught me by surprise, but I knew what it was immediately. It wasn’t that strong at all but it was pretty weird.”
This earthquake follows the 6.0 earthquake that struck California on the Aug. 24.
According to ABC News, the 6.0 earthquake was the largest California has experienced in 25 years.