UPDATE 11:10 p.m. — There was a small aftershock registered at about 10:49 p.m. tonight. This small echo of a quake registered only 2.4 (almost 10 times weaker) but struck even shallower at only .2 kilometers below the surface, or about 220 yards.
The epicenter of the tremor was about a mile north of the last one, right near where Vichy Springs Rd. hits Watson Rd., east of Ukiah.
MENDOCINO Co., 11/18/19 — A small earthquake rattled the cupboards, shelves, and Jenga towers of Ukiah this evening. Most people describe a sharp jolt, some with a preceding sound, then a push, strong to cause some people to exclaim loudly.
The quake was centered just east of Ukiah, along the western bank of the Russian River about at the end of Gobbi Street, essentially in Riverside Park, about half mile beneath the surface of the earth. Or as the scientifically mind people at the United States Geolgoical Survey put it: 2 kilometers northwest of Talmage, with a depth of .9 km. The quake struck at about 8:03 p.m., just in time to give people sitting down to dinner something to talk about.
There are as yet no reports of substantial damage.
And now comes the question that people have been asking in these parts since time immemorial: did you feel it?