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San Francisco Bay area sees 5.1 magnitude earthquake

The Sanfrancisco Bay area in California just saw a 5.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.

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This is the largest earthquake the Bay Area has seen in 8 years.

In Napa in 2014 there was a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

Despite the incident, no agencies reported any damage and there were no emergency calls made.

San Francisco earthquake

According to My Twin Tiers, the earthquake hit the Calaveras Fault. This was also responsible for the 6.2 magnitude quake that hit Morgan Hill in 1984.

The epicenter of the quake was south of Mt. Hamilton, in the hills east of San Jose, and in Seven Trees. It struck at 11:42 a.m.

An aftershock which had a 3.1 magnitude hit one kilometer east at 11:47 a.m.

The San Jose Department has a policy in place after an earthquake where they check on personnel and survey the immediate response area. All stations and equipment are checked to make sure they are ready to go in case of an emergency.

The Mineta San Jose International Airport had an inspection and was able to continue on with uninterrupted operations.

Public transit reported a change in plans but they did not last longer than 5-10 minutes in most cases. This is to pause and make sure another quake doesn’t hit as well as to inspect that everything is good to keep going.

Sometimes tsunamis can happen following an earthquake, but that was not the case yesterday.

Aftershocks continued for a little bit after the quake hit.


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