5.6 Quake Shakes the Bay Area

EarthquakeAn earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, shortly after 8 o’clock. Even from my location Berkeley, just shy of 50 miles from the quake’s epicenter near San Jose, the shaking was very noticeable and lasted around 10 to 15 seconds.

I’ve been following the USGS’s list of recent earthquakes, and a spate of small aftershocks have followed along the Calaveras Fault. Thankfully, there have been no initial reports of any major damage.

Both SFGate and CNN have preliminary coverage, which will be updated as reports come in.


Lonna Hanson
October 31, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Wow, Jared that must have been quite the earthquake. I am so glad that you are safe and sound. I always enjoy your map and the corresponding information about the earthquakes. Stay safe.

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