Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Widely Felt Around San Francisco Bay Area

Photo: USGS

magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, and residents around the region widely reported feeling light shaking.

The quake struck at 1:11 p.m. with a depth of 7.46 miles and an epicenter in the East Bay, about 7.5 miles east of Blackhawk and 17 miles southeast of Concord, according to the United States Geological Survey.

“I felt it,” says Aimee Grove who lives in the East Bay. “But it just felt like a single jolt, as if something had slammed against the side of our house.”

Farther afield in the South Bay, Daniel Michalek noticed the shaking in Santa Clara. “It started as a soft jolt but continued with a rolling/swaying feeling for several seconds,” Michalek wrote to SFGATE.

A magnitude 3.5 aftershock followed at 1:28 p.m. in the same region.

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Source: San Francisco Gate