An earthquake struck near San Francisco on Monday

CNN 1 month ago

This animation from NOAA uses USGS data to show all of the earthquakes the world has experienced in the first 15 years of the 21st century.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked California's Bay Area on Monday.

The epicenter of the seconds-long quake, which happened around 10:30 p.m., was in the Pleasant Hill area, less than 30 miles from San Francisco, according to the US Geological Survey.

No injuries or significant damage were immediately reported, but residents felt light tremors as far north as Chico more than 140 miles away, according to the USGS.

    It was a relatively shallow quake, at just 8.7 miles below the surface, seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted. But it could mean there's a heightened chance of a bigger quake over the next few days near the Calaveras Fault, a branch of the San Andreas Fault system, she said.

    There's a 36% chance of aftershocks measuring magnitude 3 or higher in the week following the quake, most likely near the epicenter, the USGS forecasts.

    CNN's Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

    Tags: Which?, NOAA, US

    Source link
    Read also:
    Business Insider › 1 month ago
    A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Colma, which is south of San Francisco, on Saturday morning. The earthquake had a depth of 4.7 miles, and there have been no reports of damage from the earthquake so far. According to experts, California has not...
    New York Post › 1 month ago
    A magnitude-4.5 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay area — days before the 30th anniversary of a monster quake that killed dozens and wounded thousands. The quake shook the northeast San Francisco region, near Walnut Creek, just after 10:30 p.m...
    The Wall Street Journal › 1 month ago
    A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday night. A smaller, 2.5-magnitude earthquake occurred just 10 minutes earlier in the same region.
    Forbes › Lifestyle › 2 weeks ago
    San Francisco’s first Bamboo Sushi, an outpost of the Portland-based Sustainable Restaurant Group (SRG) with Bay Area branches in San Jose and San Ramon, will hit San Francisco in Spring 2020.
    The Guardian › 1 month ago
    A shallow earthquake near Mirpur has struck northeastern Pakistan, tearing huge cracks in roadsAt least 19 people have been killed and 300 injured after a shallow earthquake struck northeastern Pakistan, tearing car-sized cracks into roads and heavily...
    NBC News › 1 month ago
    Some reported intense shaking in the quake, which struck northeast of San Francisco. There is no tsunami threat, officials said.
    USA Today › 1 month ago
    The damage from the earthquake in San Francisco resulted in no reports of damage or injuries — but people's pets took notice
    The New York Times › 1 month ago
    The San Francisco Bay Area widely felt a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.
    ABC News › 1 month ago
    The San Francisco Bay Area widely felt a magnitude 4.5 earthquake
    Washington Times › 1 month ago
    The San Francisco Bay Area widely felt a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.
    Sign In

    Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

    Continue with Google