A preliminary size 4According to the United States Geological Survey, two earthquakes struck Northern California on Saturday night

The USGS recorded the quake at 8:01 p.m. near Aromas (counties Monterey and San Benito) in San Jose, San Francisco, Pacifica, San Martin, Berkeley, Hollister, and other Bay Area communities Felt tremors

The epicenter was 71 miles northeast of Prunedale, Monterey County, with a depth of 435 miles according to the USGS

BART tweeted that due to the quake, delays may be possible as “Trains run at reduced speed while we finish the track inspections”

Users posted reactions to the quake on social media State Senator Scott Wiener tweeted, “It looks like a & pandemic Forest fires are not enough Now an earthquake Everyone, please stay safe”

Shortly after the quake, the National Weather Service’s office in the Bay Area tweeted that no tsunami was expected

Officials from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety told residents on Twitter, “DROP! HOME PAGE! WAIT! “And urged residents to exercise safety if a major quake hits the Bay Area

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management said on Twitter that the 4 magnitude 2 quake was a “gentle reminder that we live in the earthquake country” and provided a link with instructions on how to prepare for the next quake / p>

“The good news about earthquakes is that there is a lot we can do before the next time the earth moves to avoid a lot of damage & hardship that can cause an earthquake, “emergency management officials said

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The @USGS detected the 8:01 p.m. quake, with an epicenter 71 miles northeast of Prunedale, measuring 42 in size and 435 miles deep, this quake could shake slightly, but structural damage is not expected from Quake Tracker : https: // tco / uFct4kJAar https: // tco / WHUBHRf3L8

Lauren Hernández joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 2018. She covers crime, mayhem and breaking news. Previously, she was a breaking news reporter for the USA TODAY Network’s Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2015 with A Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a minor in Philosophy. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is also a licensed drone pilot with the Federal Aviation Administration

Earthquake Bay Area

World News – USA – 4A magnitude 2 quake in the center of Monterey County is shaking the Bay Area

Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/4-2-magnitude-quake-centered-in-Monterey-County-15877332.php