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Earthquake Activity Bay Area
Bay Area earthquake history. Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher.
Recent earthquakes in the Bay Area, California and world from the USGS
A 3.8 earthquake shook the South Bay on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday in Berkeley, California, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey, jolting some residents of the densely populated San Francisco Bay area awake in their beds.
Residents across the San Francisco Bay Area were shaken out of their beds early Thursday after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled the area, but caused no major damage.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities.
(Getty/photoquest7) The Bay Area was woken up by an earthquake last night, is grumpy now The quake was more annoying than devastating, causing little damage outside of interrupted sleep
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered along a seismically active 5-mile stretch of Hayward fault near the UC-Berkeley campus and the historic Claremont Hotel jolted the Bay Area awake early Thursday.
MONTEREY — The work week got off to an apocalyptic start in the Bay Area with torrential downpours, hail, snow, thunder, lightning strikes and even an earthquake reported in the region. The magnitude 3.8 quake struck at 9:40 a.m. nine miles northeast of downtown San Jose, in the Alum Rock area ...