A magnitude 4.1 earthquake with its epicenter just southeast of San Jose was felt in Berkeley this afternoon. In the Elmwood, a house shook distinctly for three or four seconds. The earthquake struck at 4:10 p.m., and the US Geological Survey measured the epicenter at a depth of 4.4 miles.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...