Earthquake aromas san jose California bay area, magnitude 4.2

An earthquake hit Northern California on Saturday evening.

At 8:01 p.m., the 4.2-magnitude quake struck According to the U.S., about 2.5 miles southeast of Aromas, a census-designated location in Monterey and San Benito counties, Survey in Geology.

Throughout the Greater Bay Area, people reported feeling the quake, including in Berkeley, Fremont, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz.

At 8:06 p.m., the quake was accompanied by a 3.0-magnitude aftershock. According to the USGS, in the same place.

No damage or injuries were reported immediately.


An earthquake in the Aromas region of Monterey County with a magnitude of 4.2 struck just after 8 p.m. Saturday night, as per the USGS.

The temblor was registered by the United States Geological Survey with an initial magnitude of 4.5, but was later changed to 4.2. At around 8:01 p.m., the quake occurred. It was based about 2.5 miles southeast of the region of Aromas designated by the census and north of Salinas.

Following the initial shallow quake, at least 5 aftershocks rattled through the city, the largest measuring 3.0 at 8:06 p.m. Near the famous San Andreas Fault, the epicenter was.

Capt. Steven Baumeister of the Aromas Fire District, whose station is located about five miles west of the epicenter, said his team was returning from an incident at the time of the quake to the station.

"It was all in order. We have done a fast search around the area and no damage or injury reports have been received,' said Baumeister. "We have received a couple of calls, but that is it."

BART trains ran at reduced speeds in the San Francisco Bay Area, while officials made sure there was no track disruption.

Callers jammed the 911 emergency line of the Santa Clara Police Department, asking about the quake.

"9-1-1 is NOT an information line, as a reminder. "Don't call 9-1-1, please, to ask, "Was that an earthquake? "The police have sent out a warning.

Residents of the Bay Area reported feeling the temblor as far away as San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Oakland and in Marin County, a jolt and 3 seconds of trembling. There have been no incidents of accidents or injury so far.

In San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood, Mark Krueger felt it.

He wrote on Twitter, "Definitely stronger than the average quake here in the Inner Sunset of SF." "Not super sharp motion, but a decent quantity of motion."

In the Santa Cruz area, Kassandra Bell said the quake rocked her house.

She posted, "Capitola was shaking pretty good."

Rachel B, meanwhile, posted: "Here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, too, quite a good jolt."

And Sean R followed with, "It also felt good in Santa Cruz." A good, powerful jolt, followed by a few smaller ones. She almost knocked over my TV.

A pair of reporters from KPIX 5 tweeted about the quake, too. Immediately after it struck, Andria Borba tweeted.

Team coverage of moderate quake in Monterey County that was felt across Bay Area (1-16-2021)