On Monday night, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake shaken the San Francisco Bay Area at 6:29 p.m. EST. It was felt throughout the region. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, there have been no reports of injuries or damage as of Tuesday morning.
The U.S. The U.S. Geological Survey identified San Lorenzo in the earthquake's epicenter. It was a shock rated at a 4.2 before being downgraded by the Associated Press to 4.0 and finally to 3.9.
According to the outlet, Ashland, located near San Lorenzo was originally named the epicenter per the geological survey.
According to ABC7 News, the earthquake rattled the Bay Area. It was felt from San Francisco through Castro Valley through East Bay.
Vicky Esquivel, who was at home in Hayward watching TV, was three miles away from the epicenter when the earthquake struck. She said it felt surreal.
She said that "it was almost as if you could feel it coming", and explained to ABC7 that it felt like someone had driven into her home with a "big truck."
Esquivel stated that she felt like her house was about to collapse on the foundation. "I felt so scared, and then I ran and screamed into the living room. My husband and I looked at each other, and we said 'earthquake. "
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at 9.2 kilometers deep. For 10 minutes, the tremors delayed Bay Area's BART public transport system using the ShakeAlert system.
Robert de Groot is a USGS Shake Alert scientist and called the earthquake "a California earthquake of a garden variety," but stressed that it serves to remind people on the West Coast about emergency preparedness.