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a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in berkeley. considered a moderate earthquake. >> a lot of you felt it and can see it clearly. this happened at 2:39 this morning. to reports of any damage. >> probably many of you were up early and having trouble going back to sleep. a lot of us felt it here. >> i was a little rattled for quite some time. >> it's interesting who felt it and who did no depending on the soil. hard soil, you didn't feel it as much. the market area is the area you see on the left side of your screen where the greatest intensity of shaking and it rivaled the intensity. it starts in richmond and goes through el cerrito and down to the oakland airport. that's where we had the greatest amount of shaking going on.
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a lot has to do with the fact the soil is just a little looser in those areas. eight miles deep. 4.4. there have been about seven small aftershocks. right under the claremont hotel is the epicenter. my 12-hour accuweather planner for today is damp, foggy, misty. some leftover showers. isolated at noon. upper 40s to mid-50s. low to mid-60s this afternoon. hi, sue. good morning. b.a.r.t. has completed their inspection of tracks. no delays there for ba.a.r.t. up and over the altamont pass, some slow traffic there. a big headache in the santa cruz mountains with four or five cars involved in an accident northbound 17 blocking the slow lane just after the summit. in fact, southbound is slowing now as well so expect delays here.
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there are at least four car blocking the lane. until further notice we are advising highway 92 until they get the accident cleared. >> thank you, sue. we do have team coverage on the earthquake. >> amy hollyfield is live. amy, we started the morning with delays. where do we stand now? >> reporter: the commute is fine. trains are running on time. the first trains this morning were delayed and that's because they were checking the tracks just to make sure there wasn't any damage from the earthquake. it turns out the tracks are fine. all of the trains are now running on time. the biggest issue we experienced is b.a.r.t. will be dealing with a lot of sleepy passengers this morning. everyone we talked to said this earthquake woke them up. >> asleep. felt like someone was kind of shaking our bed in the middle of the night.
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also, was not sure it was an earthquake at first and went to twitter immediately because what else do you do? >> reporter: any damage in the house? >> not at all. it was also raining. a weird night. >> reporter: here is a look at the san leandro safeway where bottles did fall off the shelf because of all of the shaking from the quake. other than that no damage has been reported. we even checked on a row of shops near the epicenter near the claremont hotel. nothing had fallen. the claremont hotel said no damage there. power is on. no dishes fell in the kitchen. this sounds like a rude one that woke people up but didn't cause any damage. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. the u.s. geological survey says the earthquake struck at 2:39 this morning. you can see the ep saeicenter oe
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map. >> it was reported as a 4.7 before it was downgraded to 4.4. our coverage continues with matt keller. >> live at usgs headquarters in menlo park. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. we are at the home of the experts, the u.s. geological survey in menlo park. they are the experts and this is their day to shine. we're going to get to what they said in just a minute. you can see just when this earthquake hit at 2:39 this morning that big peak there. the quake epicenter was two miles from berkeley, a preliminary depth of eight miles. we spoke with the deputy director of the earthquake science center here on the phone and, get this, he says it's possibl this was a foreshock. >> it turns out there's about a 5% chance that any earthquake will be followed by a bigger earthquake.
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it's a low probability. people should take this as an indication we live in earthquake country and be prepared. >> we'll hear more from keith this hour. this shows you just how far it's centered near berkeley. video in santa cruz. one good jolt. it was quick and shook his home. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> ian babcock felt the shaking but no damage. no damage in their homes or some small things falling off shelves. >> earthquake woke me one a jolt at 2:40 a.m. i didn't even know it was an
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earthquake until my tia asked if i was okay. nancy jordan saying felt it up in napa. lee hawn saying i felt it for sure. a quick jolt woke me up. i live in san francisco near civic center. my wife just kept snoring. throwing his wife under the bus there. a lot of people slept through it. >> i would be grateful if i was his wife. kudos to her. it happened on the hayward fault. it is overdue for an earthquake much stronger than we felt this morning. >> this is the perfect time to remind everyone to be prepared for a major earthquake or natural disaster. the state's emergency management agency is encouraging everyone to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios, flashlights with extra batteries, a three-day supply of
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food and water for everyone in the family, and don't forget your pets. also a manual can opener. an emergency plan is posted on i also tweeted out a link. >> we sent out an alert just minutes after it happened and have been sending out updates to get breaking news as it happens, download the free abc 7 news app and enable push alerts. 6:07 right now. a new warning about lettuce. why you should not eat it. >> where the wildfires started. >> the push alert is how i found out about the earthquake. i was driving to work and didn't feel it. download the app and follow live download the app and follow live doppler
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it's 6:10. a new warning from consumer reports. avoid romaine lettuce for now. the center for disease control is investigating an e. coli outbreak. it's already gotten 58 people sick in the u.s. and canada. people in 13 states including california have been infected. five people hospitalized in the u.s. and one person died. also a death in canada. consumer reports says people
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should stop eating romaine lettuce until the cause and outbreak is identified and tainted product is removed from store shelves. just talked to sue. she has a new accident. it could be because of the showers that are still out there on live doppler 7. know that it's damp this morning. there's scattered showers out there and fog. it's pretty mild. temperatures from 52. ocean beach, 57 across san francisco and pretty much everywhere else. we're in the low to mid-50s until you get to palo alto and tracy. 49 degrees. dress accordingly. as we head throughout the day from scattered to isolated showers. temperatures ranging from 55, san rafael 57. san jose, morgan hill, 64. notice tonight with that cold front coming in yellows and greens. moderate to light showers more numerous. temperatures 48 in santa rosa to about 54 in fremont.
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a look at the storm impact scale and more on the chances of rain up next. here is sue with that information. >> an accident reported before the toll plaza on the east side. our camera shot is on the west side of the causeway so no backup here. apparently the second lane from the left is blocked approaching the toll plaza. you may see some delays on 880 approaching -- pardon me, on 92 approaching the tolls as you get off 880. heads up there. check our overall traffic map. we're seeing continual slow traffic out of the central valley and here is the real problem spot northbound 17 after the summit. multivehicles involved. b.a.r.t. blocking the slow lane and also southbound slow there. 92 your best alternate this hour. every morning, i thought i had to make a choice. do i use a toothpaste that whitens myeeth or one... ...that's good for my teeth? now i don't have to choose! my dentist told me about new crest whitening therapy. , i tried it!
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we continue following that breaking news of 4.4 quake in berkeley early this morning. a lot of people felt it. if you have, you may have tweeted us. look at this one from jamie saying tremors in napa this morning. 4.4 out of berkeley. floor rolled, couch shook, and hanging glasses were clinicing. then no internet and comcast gave error messages on tv. pretty creepy. err quake felt pretty big here in fremont.
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miguel saying been doing earthquake drills my whole life today and just sat in my bed. thank god no damage from san jose. and this one from dublin, earthquake in dublin, a quick jolt, woke me up and can't go back to sleep. a lot of people unable to go back to sleep, people with rattled nerves and got up early today for work. back to you. new details from pg&e on the exact location of the damaged equipment found near the start of the wildfires in the north bay. >> unredacted versions of reports first released in late october. these reports show fallen tree limbs hit pg&e power lines in three spots. atlas peak road near the start of the atlas fire, partrick road near the partrick and nuns fire and a third on bennett lane in
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calistoga near the start of the tubbs fire. cal fire saying the investigation is not complete. pg&e officials stressing no official cause of the fires has been identified. >> a sign of progress, construction crews working to rebuild the first home in the burned coffey park neighborhood. "the press democrat" says this sits on kerry lane and sumatra drive. hundreds of the ruined homes have since been cleared away leaving behind nearly whole blocks of blackened tree trunks and ash. the rebuild of the home began on saturday after the lot had been cleaned of debris. untreated water selling for $16 per 2.5 gallon jug flying off store shelves. they call it raw water marketed as being fresh water straight from the spring. >> food safety experts say beware. they say it's a matter of time before someone gets sick. >> deer and bear and raccoons
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and what not don't really think about where they're doing their business and may well be in the stream, right upstream from where you're get the bottle of water. >> silicon valley investors are funding raw water startups. people are buying the product. rainbow grocery in san francisco says for the past six months it's been selling raw water from an oregon-based company called live water. the only thing left in stock the dispensers and those sell for about $60. >> fascinating to me. fascinating. >> i don't get it. >> that's one way to put it, fascinating. >> market it as being rich in pro-buy ottiioti pro-biotics, it's a real thing. >> i'll take the head shot. >> you're not getting that fr from -- hopefully it's clean. take a look outside.
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move on. let's talk about the fog. a lot of moisture in the air and still watching the fog in walnut creek and continues to improve. look at southbound 101 starting to move away, the dampness for the morning, the fact the streets are still wet even if it's not raining where you are and the chance of scattered light showers as we head throughout the day. it produces heavier showers, a stronger storm or two for next week. here is what's going on up around santa rosa. you can see from geyserville down to south santa rosa and to the bay, right around novato, 37 and 101 where they come together and also look at this discovery bay and the altamont pass. even around morgan hill and southward the thick fog, let's
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fast forward. the storm impact scale, scattered showers tomorrow. the light rain totals and light winds means we can't put it up to around a 2 or anything higher. the chance with the southerly flow with scattered showers and all of us will have random showers today. you can see the moderate showers come in at 1:30 tomorrow morning and they linger all the way through the morning commute. tomorrow's commute will be wet with rain still falling that will taper to an isolated chance friday evening, dry saturday and sunday. monday, tuesday into wednesday possibly stronger storms. 2, moderate on our impact scale. good morning, sue. milder traffic control or flow, i should say, on the san mateo bridge which is west of the toll plaza because we have an accident approaching the toll plaza on 92. you can see the backup as we zoom in with our 3d camera from
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880 to the toll plaza. lane number two blocked there with this accident. expect delays approaching the toll plaza. now to the santa cruz mountains where we have this multicar accident northbound 17 after the summit and traffic is just a solid red line coming from scotts valley to san jose. for the time being until they get this accident cleared i would suggest 92. it's a bit of a longer detour for you but it's about the same when you're sitting in traffic. >> thank you, sue. we haven't talked about the pig in a while. the country's first certified is making people smile. san francisco sheriff's department tweet this had photo of two deputies, they visited patients at sf general. lelu showed up here at sfo as a therapy pig. >> she is coachella ready with her amazing flower crown. she has painted her nails. she is ready to go. we love her. we love her. >> good to see her.
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the greatest concentration heading over to mill valley in kent field. down to half moon bay. it is bleeding over to places
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like san bruno and even a few showers over and around hayward. let me show you this moist flow will be here all day so it's going to be mild and humid today with scattered showers. a 4.4 magnitude brett feeling it in vallejo. brett feeling it in vallejo. e.j. velazquez in tracy. tweets from as far south as san jose and as far north as petaluma. keep sending us your reaction, #abc7now. top surfers from around the world are on alert because the window is officially open for the mavericks challenge surf contest. for the first time in its 19-year history women will be
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allowed to compete. maverick was not held last year. you may remember the previous organizers filed for bankruptcy. this year's window runs february 28th and surfers will get 72 hours' notice to get to that contest. well, she juggles many titles, celebrity chef, author, model, tv host, and restauranteur. >> there's one title ayesha curry doesn't want to carry. >> one of the titles you didn't say is nba wife. >> that's not really a title. >> no, i don't think i'll ever call myself that. i feel like, i mean, i don't think my husband would call himself a chef's wife. >> that's right, ayesha curry. tell her. never lose yourself inside of your marriage her mother told her. she says she's happy she has been able to find that balance. take care of her family.
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bravo. >> bravo. next at 6:30 the moderate earthquake that rattled so many of us in the bay area
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you're looking at the usgs website. people are telling us they felt it from petaluma to san jose. the positive news, no reports of damage. as far as we can tell everyone is okay. >> this is the abc 7 seismograph and you can clearly see the spike, the moment the quake hit this morning. thanks for joining us. you've been awake since around 2:30 this morning on this thursday, january 4th. >> except for me because i didn't feel it and mike was driving so he didn't feel it either. the rest of you said it was a pretty good shake. >> we both live in high rises so that was a new experience, all my life living in california in a house and this really shook. >> we felt it. sue, your husband felt it? >> i was getting ready standing by the mirror and didn't feel it but heard it. i thought it was hail. >> did you really? >> i did at first. it went by pretty first. >> that rumble, you can hear them before they came. that's unnerving at times.
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plus the soil. it depend on the soil whether you felt it or not. a look from usgs down to santa cruz. this is where the shaking was felt the greatest and a look at where the strongest shaking was felt, the circles you see from richmond that goes all the way down to the oakland airport and also soma south of market, out to treasure island. those were the areas it was shaking but at least the most energy was moving through the ground and that's where it was shaking the most. a quick look right under the claremont hotel at 2:39 this morning. i was almost driving right by that at the time. 12-hour accuweather planner. we have fog, leftover showers, isolated by noon. the fog will be haze. we'll have some isolated to almost no chance of rain from 4:00 to 7:00, very mild today. temperatures in the 60s, even 50s by 7:00. sue? >> all right, we're heading back to the san mateo bridge just east or before the toll plaza. reports of an accident blocking
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the left lane. the rest are open. you can see traffic is getting busier here on the span. let's zoom out and take a look at our traffic map, our 3d map. you can see the long, solid red line approaching from 880 to the toll plaza. you're looking at slow traffic from 15 to 20-minute delay to the toll. now our other trouble spot is in the santa cruz mountains after the summit. this has been cleared. it was a multicar accident cleared out of the slow lane. we are seeing residual backups. about a 15-minute drive from highway 1 over to los gatos. take highway 92 until this resolves itself. a lot of people their first thought is a predictor of a larger quake, how large was it? this was on the hayward fault. we've been talking about it for so long because some experts say we're about ten years overdue frr a 7.0 or larger quake. >> the usgs has an update.
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a magnitude 4.4 earthquake just south of the university of california-berkeley on the hayward fault most likely. probably hundreds of thousands of residents in the bay area felt it. it was about eight kilometers -- eight miles deep, 12 kilometers deep. the hayward fault is not unusual to host earthquakes like this. there have been three or four of this size in this area. this is an area that commonly produces these earthquakes on the hayward fault. we live in earthquake country. it sounds like not much damage has been done. that's great. it's a wake-up call literally and figuratively for all of us and reminds us to be prepared. >> what about the possibility this is a foreshock? what are the odds of that? >> that's a great question. >> looking historically at all the earthquakes that have happened in california about 5% of the time earthquakes are
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followed by larger earthquakes. so there's a low probability but there is some probability that this is a foreshock to a bigger event. honestly it wouldn't be a big surprise if we had a big earthquake on the hayward fault. the last one occurred in 1868. we're about at the 150-year anniversary for the last big anniversary of the hayward fault. we know that big earthquakes on this fault happen about every 150 years. people like me, geologists and seismologists think it is probably the most likely earthquake to occur in the bay area in the next year. >> can you speak of the earthquake as widespread and a lot of people felt it? >> this earthquake we think occurred at about eight miles or 12 or 13 kilometers deep which is relatively deep for earthquakes on the hayward fault. the fact it was so deep means it was felt over a wide area. shell earthquakes are felt over
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smaller areas. the energy radiates to a much broader region. a little bit unusual it was deep and the aftershocks are starting to occur will illuminate or highlight what part of the fault ruptured during the earthquake. it's interesting. it contributes to the widely felt nature of the earthquake. other than that not a lot felt. >> can you tell bus the aftershocks? >> not a whole lot. there's been one in the area since and that's shown on the map here. i imagine in the coming days we'll see more. hopefully not large, damaging earthquakes. they help us as scientists understand what happened in that main shock, the 4.4 event. >> a lot of people said this felt bigger than a 4.7 and were saying it's comparable to the napa quake but shorter.
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why would they have that type of feeling, and is it just inexperience with earthquakes? >> i'm not sure about that. i live in albany. i woke up to this earthquake, and i have a little bit of history. i've lived in the bay area almost 25 years. the things i think about how long did the shaking go on, the duration, how intense was it, and then you have to think about types of materials you're on, the soil you're on. our early indications are shaking might actually have been low for an earthquake of this magnitude. if people are telling you they felt it was intense given the magnitude, i don't think they're right. it's early to make conclusions about that. >> we have this photographer who felt it in santa cruz. >> wow. >> it seems remarkable considering it was the hayward fault there and reaching into
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santa cruz. >> it's been about an hour since i checked our did you feel it page. an hour after the event that happened in the middle of the night there were tens of thousands of people who contacted our did you feel it page. i encourage everyone to do that. that helps us understand the distribution of shaking around the bay area. the shaking was widespread. that's not unexpected for an earthquake of this magnitude. >> are we ready for something bigger than this? >> let me turn that around. are you ready? i would say we're doing better than we used to do. there's still lots to be done. the one piece of advice i offer people to think about the buildings in which you spend time, the schools your children go to, your office, your home, are those buildings going to withstand strong shaking? for most people the answer is, i don't know. i suggest you consult an expert. it is the older, vulnerable infrastructure that tends to do
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damage in earthquakes. >> is this one fault? >> as far as we know it looks like it was on the hayward fault, the epicenter right on the hayward fault, the type of slip that occurred is one would expect in an earthquake so this is not unusual. we have these kind of events on the fault. i like to think of this as a patch. it is slowly creeping. it slowly creeps and the two sides move past each other without much in the way of earthquakes. there are patches where the creek is inhibited, rocks are rough or tightly clamped there. they slip and that produces an earthquake. and it tells us the hayward fault is indeed moving and has the potential to produce larger earthquakes. >> can you tell us what the usgs does now and how you study this
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earthquake and what it can mean for the future? >> we do a lot of things. we monitor earthquakes. we do research into how earthquakes occur, why they go to certain sizes, and we do hazard assessments. we put out information about future likely shaking. new buildings are built according to information that we help develop with our partners. for this particular earthquake we had hundreds of seismic instruments in the ground mainly. we also monitor how some structures behave and they sense this earthquake and those monitoring instruments allow us to tell you about the history of earthquakes in the bay area. >> in terms of -- can you tell us ahead of time what is coming, are we advancing in that regard? >> yes, you're asking about a program we call shake alert or earthquake early warning. we're in developmental stages together with partners, with state agencies, with
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universities and that shake alert project did -- was operating this morning, according to early reports there was a four-second delay after the earthquake occurred. investigations tell us the early warning algorithm we have working worked pretty well. we're not issuing public alerts at this point. we hope to begin some limited alerts some time this year and the way this early warning system works is if we have a dense network in the ground, the first to sense the shaking, they collaborate with their partners, send information to a computer that calculates the magnitude. pbecause that magnitude and location information can be transmitted very fast almost at the speed of light which is
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faster than energy travels, we can provide an earthquake. once the earthquake has started, then we warn people that the earthquake energy, the shaking, is headed their way. >> does that tell us another one might be happening soon? there's no relationship? >> there are a number of answers to that question. basically we live in earthquake country so we should expect earthquakes. recently, well, with this earthquake there is a potential it's likely there will be aftershocks. there's also a small probability that there will be followed by a bigger earthquake. there's some indication earthquakes trigger earthquakes at remote distances. >> we've been listening to this news conference. we'll continue to stream this on the abc 7 news app and some interesting things coming out of this hearing from keith
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knudsen. a possible foreshock to a larger quake, a 5% chance historically that earthquakes are followed by more serious ones. >> i thought the most interesting thing was the time line. he says that this particular region is supposed to get a big earthquake every 150 years. the last big earthquake there, 149 years ago. so if people are waking up this morning and thinking was this the big one? it was not. is a big one on the horizon? >> very likely. >> get the earthquake preparedness kits together. we tweeted out a link. those are some great thoughts and ideas there and suggestions. we just finished off the last of our food and water because our earthquake kit was getting old so we have to restock it and start all over again. a small earthquake not getting talked about.
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it was a 2.6 but less than an hour later and right under cupertino. if you felt some shaking there it could have been that earthquake. you can see the stream of moisture in the form of light showers. mild temperatures that are up to 11 degrees warmer this morning than yesterday morning. low to mid-50s throughout the south bay. we do have 49 in alum rock and mountain view, 57 for your extremes. danville, 49. livermore, 47. everybody else about 50 to 54 degrees. a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see the fog and the leftover moisture. be careful on the roads. isolated showers for mass transit. the last of our king tides for this go-around today. sue? thanks, mike. what i noticed at your toll plaza shot, the car-pooling lanes on the right-hand side very slow and go. we'll check back on what's happening there. fog in san rafael getting busier with brake lights past the north gate mall. check the richmond bridge.
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6:47. team coverage on the 4.4 quake in the east bay. >> reporter amy hollyfield live in berkeley where there were delays early this morning. they completed a track inspection there. >> reporter: that's right, natasha. the commute got off to a slow start this morning here with b.a.r.t. trains. look at the first ones rolling in. they were about 12 minutes late this morning and that's because they wanted to check the tracks and make sure there wasn't any damage from the earthquake. they schedule. the commute is now going fine. the tracks were fine. we have talked to a lot of passengers, though, who say they were woken up by the earthquake. we talked to one mon who was just getting off work. he was at work when the quake hit. >> i was at work on the scene. it started shaking and stuff. it was startling.
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we had to stop working and everything and take precautions. that's pretty much it. after that we kept working. >> reporter: here is some video from the safeway in san leandro where the quake knocked some bottles off the shelves. happy to report this is the worst damage we've seen. to reports of damage have come in from the bay area. to injuries, just a lot of very sleepy people today as they were woken up in the middle of the night. reporting live from berkeley, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. at the live desk i will echo some of what amy said, a lot of people waking up being startled but they haven't seen a lot of damage. that's good news. rick beginly saying felt this morning's shake in moraga. woke everyone up and knocked some photos off the shelves. melanie said we were rattled here in sunnyvale. my kids are fast asleep, which
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is a good thing. their nerves aren't rattled like mine. and christopher tran said felt the earthquake even here in south san jose. woke my sister and mother up. definitely a surprise. use the #abc7now. you'll find guidelines for building an earthquake survival kilt and developing an emergency plan for your family at under prepare nocal. i also tweeted out the link. a shooting near a b.a.r.t. station left one man dead and another with serious injuries. witnesses say two men were fighting over a gun at the corner of 7th and chester streets near the west oakland station yesterday. they say a b.a.r.t. officer responded after shots were fired. police say it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. a gun was recovered on the scene. the b.a.r.t. officer involved was not hurt. we're just getting breaking news from the u.s. justice department. attorney general jeff sessions
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going after legalized marijuana, in fact, resinting a policy that allowed legalized pot to thrive without any federal invention according to the associated press that talked to people with direct knowledge of the decision. the announcement from sessions expected some time today. the move will leave it to u.s. attorneys where pot is legal to decide whether or not to aggressively enforce any federal marijuana laws over the state laws. that would have a direct impact here in california just days after recreational legalization at the start of the year adding to confusion throughout the country about whether or not it's legal to grow, buy, or sell pot if the state has legalized recreational marijuana. back to you. capital one scrambling to fix a glitch that is showing duplicate chargers on customers' accounts. >> impacting debit card
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transactions. it started around yesterday morning. the tech team is working on it. >> capital one says customers will not be responsible for any fees related to the duplicate charges which in many cases involved hundreds of dollars. >> macy's is getting ready to close another bay area store. it is closing the furniture store in novato. six other stores nationwide will be closing. macy's announced it is moving ahead of its store in san francisco. if you fly united get ready to squeeze in. it already feels tight back there. the airline is adding up to two dozen seats to more flights. they first announced the plan to add seats to international flights last year. now will add seats to its domestic flights on 757s.
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>> itty-bitty seats. i feel cramped. i don't know how you do it. >> don't lean back on me. that's what i have to say. it will be an unpleasant flight for everyone. >> yes, it's a reoccuring fight with my wife when me, my wife and my son -- my son is about my size and my wife is about 5 feet tall. she always has to sit in the middle and doesn't understand why. >> that's what happens when >> that's what happens when you're shorter. already start to go see some sunshine but wetness on the roads on 101 and 880 in san jose. scattered sunshine. mild temperatures. heavier showers and then fog tonight with our last storm before a stronger one early next week. a look at our high temperatures. until you get to the coast and the north bay where we have mid
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to upper 50s. low to mid-50s for the rest of us. livermore, concord, santa rosa, dangerously low visibility. plus, the roads are wet, also. a little more energy. not enough wind or rain falling to cause any damage so it is a 1 on the storm impact scale. here we are at 9:00 through and up until lunch. scattered showers out there and they continue at 4:00. random for the rest of us. 7:00 up until 1:30 scattered showers but then you can see the more moderate showers move in. tougher to get around tomorrow. the next storm that comes in could be a 2 on tuesday.
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a moderate storm. dry this weekend, though. hi, sue. good morning. we do see some wet roads affecting our traffic flow out there, slowing in spots we don't normally. we have some slow traffic on the bridge. no metering lights. the slowing just merging because there are no metering lights onto the span. you can see the slow traffic approaching the san mateo bridge as well. an earlier accident at the toll plaza. once you're past that on the span our live shot. we have this earlier problem in the santa cruz mountains. the flares are still out there. about a 45-minute delay into san jose. >> thank you, sue. this just in, another milestone for the stock market.
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the dow jones topped 25,000 for the first time just minutes after the opening bell. experts say global economic recovery and optimism the tax cut bill will give a fresh boost for more u.s. growth is what's behind this. up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> abc 7 news now, look at that. looks like traffic is flowing pretty well right there so far this morning. i hope that you are getting off i hope that you are getting off to a good star woman: so, greg, it's a lot to take in. woman 2: and i know that's hard to hear, but the doctors caught it early. hi, blake! my dad has cancer. woman: and i know how hard that is to hear. but you're in the right place.
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6:58, whether you're just jog us, the seven things you need to know before you go. that breaking news, magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in berkeley that hit at 2:39 this morning. no reports of significant damage. you can see some items inside the san leandro safeway fell off shelves. the seismograph shows the moment the quake hit was felt across the bay area. we have received your messages from all over the north bay, san francisco, east bay and south bay saying you felt it. >> number three, b.a.r.t. service back to normal after the quake. trains were running at reduced speeds for inspection but they are back to regular service now. number four, taking a look at the san mateo bridge where it
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is bumper to bumper. an earlier accident at the toll plaza that has just now been cleared. bay bridge a different story. no metering lights. looking good. the other thing i noticed, sue, number five, the streets are still wet from the rain overnight. we have a chance of some showers and fog this morning becoming isolated by noon. as you wrap up my accuweather 12-hour planner drier this evening than last evening. oakland police investigating a shooting near the west oakland b.a.r.t. station that left a man dead and another with serious injuries. a b.a.r.t. officer was also involved but not hurt. and number seven, more delays for tesla. the palo alto electric carmaker announced last night they will only be able to make 2,500 cars each week by the end of the first quarter of this year. originally tesla said it was going to make 5,000 cars. >> what a way to wake up this morning. 2:49. we know so many of you felt it. please continue to tweet us #abc7now. >> get prepared. the big one as the usgs is saying is likely not far from now.


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