Ed Driscoll


At least three dead in the city of Paso Robles, California.

Minor damage to Vanderberg Air Force Base.

Pacific Gas & Electric, said about 40,000 customers were without power after the quake triggered rockslides that brought down power lines near San Luis Obispo, but no damage was reported at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, about 100 miles from the epicenter.

Buildings in San Jose and other parts of Silicon Valley swayed.

In San Francisco, the upper floors of the 20-story federal courthouse swayed for about 30 seconds.

Very Late Update: 10/30/07: This post is from 2003. For those searching for details on today’s earthquake in San Jose via Google, click here.