Earthquake Shakes Central Valley
Thousands of people throughout the Central Valley felt the tremors and aftershocks from a strong earthquake that occurred about 10:15 Tuesday in Parkfield, about 200 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
When the magnitude six-point-zero earthquake occurred Ed Wilson, the Communications Director of the California Department of Conservation was attending a meeting on the 24th flood of the 27-story Renaissance Tower Building in Sacramento. WILSON :06—I’d describe it as a rolling gentle movement. So we decided to adjourn our meeting. One hundred and ten miles to the southeast in the town of Twain Harte, David Tingey was watching television in a duplex he lives in. TINGEY :09—At first I thought that somebody might be walking on my roof or walking on my deck, and I looked around and nobody was there. It was like a slight rocking motion. The 31-year-old Tingey, who says he has experienced a number of earthquakes, says the tremor lasted about 20 to 30 seconds. He went outside to look around and was relived to find there was no damage. In Modesto, some people who sensed a swaying motion inside the Double Tree Hotel and office building decided to temporarily leave the tallest building in the city. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.