San Francisco Bay Shook by a 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake-The Largest in The Past 8 Years
Tuesday, soon before noon, a tremor of magnitude 5.1% rocked the San Francisco Bay Area. While it was the region’s strongest earthquake in eight years, since a 6.0-magnitude tremor struck Napa in 2014 — there were no reports of damage or even emergency calls, according to numerous Bay Area authorities.
According to Santa Cruz County’s Twitter, there were no reports of severe damage caused by the earthquake. According to the county, no schools were damaged, and teaching can resume as usual. Cal OES, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, reports that nearly 100,000 people received an earthquake warning before the shaking began.
The earthquake came just a week after the 33rd anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
The earthquake struck the Calaveras Fault, which triggered the magnitude 6.2-magnitude Morgan Hill earthquake in 1984. The San Andreas Fault was the location of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which happened on October 17, 1989, just as the World Series was about to begin in San Francisco. It was a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There were 62 fatalities and billions of dollars worth of damage due to the earthquake.
This earthquake occurred at 11:42 a.m. and occurred south of Mount Hamilton, in the hills east of San Jose, near Seven Trees, a census-designated place that San Jose annexed in 2009. A 3.1-magnitude aftershock struck 1 kilometer east at 11:47 a.m.
Following its earthquake policy, the San Jose Fire Department is “checking on personnel, examining their immediate reaction area, and inspecting stations and gear to ensure they are prepared to respond to catastrophes. The agency reported that “advance notice varied from two seconds for those near the epicenter to 18 seconds in San Francisco.”