My cousin lives in Menlo Park (between SF and San Jose) and he got awakened by the minor shaking. No damage or injuries to him or his wife and 2 kids.
The earthquakes I have experienced were one northwest of San Diego in the high desert when I was visiting other cousins in SD in 1984. It was only in the low 4s but we felt and heard the shockwaves go through the house. It sounded like a fat squirrel was running across the roof. I was near a piano at the time and it made some noise. My cousin was sleeping on her waterbed so it felt very strange when the shockwave went through that LOL!
And on August 23, 2011, the strong quake in Virginia was felt all up and down the east coast, including Long Island where I live. I was eating some pizza at my local pizza joint when the hanging lamps began to shake. Everyone ran outside but I finished up the last few bites of my pizza slices before going outside and walked back to my apartment where I spoke to some neighbors and put on the news to learn more about what had happened.
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.
"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"