Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

LA Times – by Quakebot

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor occurred at 6:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Emeryville, Calif., three miles from Oakland, three miles from Berkeley and 64 miles from Sacramento.  

Earthquake strikes Piedmont, Calif.The quake was felt most strongly on the East Bay, including Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas. Lesser shaking was felt in San Francisco.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

“Although many calls continue, no reports of damage or injury in #Oakland,” Oakland police Lt. Chris Bolton said on Twitter.

The quake was centered near the junction of the 24 and 13 freeways.

The temblor appears to have occurred along the Hayward fault, which experts have long said could produce a devastating quake. The fault runs below heavily populated areas of the East Bay. The fault has produced some small quakes recently, including a 4.0 in Fremont in July.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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