Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake in San Francisco Narrows Region, the biggest to strike the locale in years
“The Calaveras fault is one that tends to have smaller earthquakes,” Jones said.
The National Weather Service’s Bay Area office said shaking could be felt at its Monterey office. Trains for BART and Caltrain briefly paused operation before resuming at reduced speeds, the agencies tweeted. earthquake bay area
Santa Cruz County said on Twitter that there were no significant reports of damage following the quake. There was no damage to schools and classes safely resumed, according to the county. earthquake bay area
Nearly 100,000 people reported receiving a warning before the shaking started through California’s earthquake early warning system, according to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, or Cal OES.
“Advance notice varied from two seconds for those very near the epicenter to 18 seconds for those in San Francisco,” the agency said. earthquake bay area
Rich Constantine, the mayor of Morgan Hill, a city next to San Jose, said he was in the kitchen of his home when the “long and steady” quake struck. earthquake bay area
“We had a frame in the house fall, everything was shaking but once it stopped, there was no damage,” he said.
A 3.1 aftershock followed about 5 minutes after the initial earthquake, USGS said. earthquake bay area
Tuesday’s earthquake came just a week after the 33rd anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake — a magnitude 6.9 quake that struck in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Oct. 17, 1989, just as the World Series was about to begin in San Francisco. The quake resulted in 62 deaths and caused billions of dollars in damage. earthquake bay area
Yep we felt that earthquake here at the office in Monterey. USGS shows 5.1 with an epicenter south of Mt Hamilton in the hills east of San Jose.
— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) October 25, 2022