4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits East Bay Area In Northern California

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On Wednesday, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake occurred roughly 2.5 miles south-southwest of the city of Isleton in Northern California.

USGS reports that the earthquake, which was first given a magnitude of 5.7, occurred at 9:29 a.m. Pacific Time. Later, it was degraded to 4.1. There haven’t been any reports of aftershocks as of yet.

There have been no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake, according to Kim Nava, a representative for the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services. There are no reports of any harm to the large levee system protecting the region’s agricultural land, in particular, according to Nava. 

Users in numerous Bay Area counties received ShakeAlert notifications as a result of the earthquake, however, some of those who did so reported feeling nothing at all. In the case of a strong earthquake, such alerts are intended to give individuals a few seconds more to get to a secure location.

Many residents of the densest populated regions of the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Areas did not experience any shaking as a result of the earthquake on Monday. A report from the U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter experienced just light shaking that was hardly strong enough to rattle dishes.

While safety inspectors checked the tracks in places where the ground moved, BART trains were delayed. Around 9:55 a.m., they finished the inspections and declared everything to be safe. Ongoing delays were anticipated for the remainder of the morning.

This is Northern California’s second notable shaker this week. A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Humboldt County on Monday. A string of lesser aftershocks occurred following it.

The Loma Prieta earthquake (which killed 63 individuals and cost the Bay Area billions of dollars in destruction) on October 17, 1989, celebrated its 34th anniversary on the day after Wednesday’s earthquake. surprisingly, Thursday is the U.S. Geological Survey’s annual “great shakeout,” which it invites towns and families to participate in.

A representative from Island Sports Bar as well as Pizza in Isleton who spoke with CBS13 confirmed the story and stated that no harm had been done to their company.

Viewers of CBS13 reported sensations from Fairfield to Sacramento as well as as far away as Granite Bay. The broad location where the earthquake occurred is shown on the map below, which was given by USGS.

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The majority of Isleton is occupied by the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, which is located about 32 miles southwest of Sacramento.

The early epicenter in Sacramento County’s southwest was roughly 4 miles southeast of Rio Vista, a city in eastern Solano County, and roughly 10 miles and 13 miles northeast of Antioch, both in Contra Costa County. It was also roughly 10 miles northeast of Oakley.

There were two nearby earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher in the last ten days.

Following a recent 3-year data sample, there are typically 25 earthquakes in California and Nevada per year with magnitudes around 4.0 to 5.0.

What To Do When An Earthquake Occurs?

Stay indoors if you are there. Move into a hallway or up against an inside wall, or get beneath a desk or table and hold on to it. Avoid windows, fireplaces, and large pieces of furniture or equipment. Run away from the kitchen immediately; it’s a hazardous area where objects could fall on you. Do not rush downstairs or outside when the building is shaky or when there is a chance that you could fall and damage yourself or get hit by glass or other falling objects.

If you are outside, get into the Open and away from any potential hazards like chimneys, electricity lines, and buildings.

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