At 6:29 p.m. on Monday local time, a tremor with a magnitude of 3.9 was felt in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, there have been no reports of casualties or property damage as of Tuesday morning.
The Associated Press stated that the earthquake’s epicentre was located in San Lorenzo, and that the initial magnitude of 4.2 had been revised down to 4.0 and then 3.9.
According to the geological survey, the initial epicentre was located in Ashland, which is close to San Lorenzo, as the outlet explained.
The earthquake, they said, shook their houses and caused widespread panic. At roughly 6:30 in the evening, it struck a region called Ashland, which is located outside of San Leandro.
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The earthquake’s initial magnitude was 4.2, but subsequent revisions lowered that to 4.0 and then 3.9.
It was felt not just in San Lorenzo, but also in communities to the south of San Francisco across the bay.
Vicky Esquivel, who was at home watching TV three miles from the epicentre, told ABC 7 that “it was almost like you could feel it coming.”
“My Entire Home Shook Like it was About to Collapse Under Me.
Fear overcame me, and I yelled and hurried into the living room, where my husband and I exchanged glances and a single word: “earthquake.”
Later, BART issued a 10-minute service delay so that inspectors could check the tracks for damage.
Radio reporter for KCBS Holly Quan remarked, “This was enough to make you sit up and think twice.” Quan felt the quakes in Oakland.
Her San Leandro-based coworker, Matt Bigler, chimed in: “I was in the middle of doing the dishes when all of a sudden the kitchen began to rock back and forth.
Esquivel has described her life as “feeling like my house is crumbling around me.””
I was so frightened that I fled into the living room, where I shouted. Both my husband and I exchanged glances and then stated in unison, “Earthquake!””
The USGS estimates that the depth of the earthquake was 9.2 kilometres. BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, used the ShakeAlert system to postpone service for 10 minutes as a result of the quakes.
USGS Shake Alert scientist Robert de Groot described the quake as “a California earthquake of a garden kind,” but he underlined the importance of being ready for emergencies on the West Coast.