For many people in the Valley an earthquake shook them out of bed just late Saturday night. The epicenter of the quake was more than 125 miles away from Fresno. But it rattled homes and nerves up and down the Valley.
Robert Grabowski and his wife had just gone to bed. "We were laying in bed and I told my wife to stop shaking her legs and she said she was still and she said I think that is an earthquake. Then I heard other things rattling in the case in the living room and I said that was an earthquake."
The quake registered 5.3 on the Richter scale and was centered near King City in Monterey County, 128 miles southwest of Fresno.
They felt it in Coalinga which is only 59 miles from King City. The quake hit right at closing time at Chevron Food Mart. "I was counting money here at Chevron. I thought I was just getting dizzy and all of a sudden my girlfriend told me hey there's an earthquake. I looked at the whole store and everything was just shaking."
Wood Robancho says the shaking lasted about five seconds. He adds that nothing fell off their shelves. The Coalinga Police Department received close to 30 phone calls concerned about the quake.
Alan McCraw was up late and felt it. "It don't bother me none but last night it rocked pretty good. Like I said I knew it was about a 4 and a half or a 5."
Farther away in Fresno Judy Harris was turning in for the night. "I felt the bed shaking in my room and I looked up and there was stuff moving on my dresser from side to side. A couple of things had fallen off."
According to the U.S. Geological Survey there have been dozens of earthquakes centered near King City in just the past week. 89 to be exact but most of them were in the one and two point range which are too small to feel.
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