The recent earthquake near the Napa region of California was a 6.0, which for those of who don’t know, means it was quite large. It isn’t surprising then that people near the Napa region would have been disturbed during their sleep as a result of the earthquake, and data from Jawbone’s UP shows exactly that.
Data from the fitness wearable shows where people woke up the most, and according to Jawbone, the data is statistically significant. As one would expect, people overwhelmingly woke up during the night because of the earthquake if they were close to its location, but the disturbance affected people around the state.
The earthquake hit at 3:20 AM, and Jawbone’s data shows 92 percent of UP users woke up in Napa, Sonoma, Fairfield, and Vallejo at almost the exact same time as the quake. More than half of those who were wearing the device in San Francisco and Oakland also woke up.
Moving further away from the epicenter, few people woke up, even though it was possible to detect the earthquake in areas like Santa Cruz. Close to half of the people who woke up near the epicenter also stayed up throughout the night because of the earthquake.