Earthquake Jolts California's Bay Area

Earthquake Jolts California's Bay Area

Earthquake Jolts California's Bay Area

CBS San Francisco reports the quake struck at 2:39 a.m. and was felt throughout the East Bay, North Bay and San Francisco.

No injuries or accidents were reported. It wouldn't be a big surprise if we had a big quake on the Hayward Fault. "We will be monitoring any damage reports, and always be cautious of aftershocks".

You can report how the quake felt to you to the USGS.

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It was felt throughout the region, with people more than 150 miles away reporting to the agency that they felt the shaking for perhaps five to 10 seconds, according to officials. Don Drysdale, Spokesman for the California Geological Survey, discussed the current quake and what people should be aware of. "We know from geologic excavations on this fault that big quakes happen every 150 years".

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'Since everyone in the Bay Area is awake, it's time for the 30 minute dance party! The trouble now though is that the population along the fault is 100 times larger, with an estimated two million people living directly on top of it.

Gina Solis posted on CBS San Francisco's Facebook page that it rocked her home in San Rafael. A 2003 report determined that the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault system would produce at least a magnitude 6.7 natural disaster in the next 30 years.

"It was relatively deep for an natural disaster on the Hayward Fault", Knudsen said.

The last major quake along the Hayward fault happened in October of 1868, when a magnitude 6.8 hit the San Francisco Bay region, making it the most destructive natural disaster in the state's history.

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