Speaking of earthquakes, this is the one I experienced. We were living in Milpitas, which is about halfway between Fremont and San Jose on the map below:
Yup. It was pretty scary. I was only four at the time; my sister was 12 days shy of her second birthday. We had just sat down at the dining table. My mom put our TV dinners in front of us and almost immediately after, the lamp hanging from our tall ceiling started to sway.
My mom yelled at me to grab my sister and get under the coffee table; it was a 1.5ft high, solid oak table, so pretty good cover. My sister was screaming, trying to get to my mom while I worked on dragging her over to the table and under it.
Whereas my mom braced herself against the couch and held up our 80 gallon aquarium.
Thankfully, we came out of it with no injuries, and from what I can remember, our house was assessed as having no damage.
It was crazy scary, though, especially afterward, seeing all those images on the news of the collapsed highway and stuff.