An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 occurred in the San Francisco Bay area

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Silicon Valley hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hits San Francisco Bay, leaving buildings shaking

  • A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday morning
  • The earthquake struck at 11:42 a.m. with an epicenter in Santa Clara, California
  • It was immediately followed by an aftershock with a magnitude of 3.1
  • This is the largest earthquake in the area since the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Napa in 2013

The San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake an earthquake that buildings rumbled and windows shook.

The earthquake occurred at 11:42 a.m. with the epicenter in San Jose, California on the Calaveras fault. Preliminary reports from the US Geological Survey indicate that the quake was at a depth of 4.2 miles, making it a shallow one.

It was felt throughout the Bay Area, with residents as far north as Fairfield, as far east as Stockton and as far south as Salinas reporting tremors.

Then the earthquake followed a The aftershock had a magnitude of 3.1, but the National Weather Service said it did not expect a resulting tsunami.

It is now the strongest earthquake to hit the area since a 6.0-magnitude tremor struck Napa in 2014, damaging buildings and injuring more than 100 people.

But neither San Jose nor Santa Cruz officials have yet reported any injuries or damage.

The earthquake struck at 11:42 a.m. with an epicenter in San Jose, California. Preliminary reports from the US Geological Survey indicate that it was 4.2 miles deep

Several California residents reported that the new Shake Alert system gave them about 5 to 10 seconds to prepare for an earthquake before it happened.

As a result, some buildings in the Bay Area were evacuated as residents feared the earthquake would cause massive damage.

In accordance with Earthquake Information CenterCalifornia experiences two to three earthquakes each year.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is now working with local authorities in the region to assess any prior damage or problems created by the earthquake and to provide any necessary assistance from the state level.

Meanwhile, Caltrain and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are now operating at reduced speeds, and the VTA has announced that it is conducting a survey of its tracks following the earthquake.

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