4.5 Earthquake In The Bay Area

By Jalen Jenkins

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake affected the Bay Area Monday night. The earthquake originated in Walnut Creek at 10:33 p.m. and set off many car alarms and business alarms closer to the center. 

Cities as far as San Jose and Santa Rosa felt the earthquake, though it was not as strong. This earthquake was coincidentally days away from the 30 year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquakes. There were no reports of extensive damage or injury from monday night’s earthquake.

The following day, there was another, yet much smaller earthquake with the epicenter being in Pleasant Hill. This earthquake was only measured as 3.2, and had a slightly smaller radius than the previous one.

These earthquakes were not the worst in California’s history, but they were a reminder that they still happen and that we should be prepared for them.

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