3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shaken The Bay Area

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake In Bay Area

On Wednesday, there was yet another earthquake in the East Bay region, and this one occurred in Union City. According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred close to Union City at approximately 6:22 in the evening. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 3.4 miles southwest of Hayward and 1.5 miles northeast of Union City.

After being shaken by a tremor of magnitude 2.9 at approximately 8:34 in the morning, San Leandro was again shaken by an earthquake. The day before, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck further to the north, shaking the cities of Ferndale and Rio Dell early on Tuesday morning. Two people lost their lives as a result of the earthquake, which also buckled a highway, caused gas leaks, shattered glass, caused thousands of people to lose electricity, and left inhabitants living through dozens of aftershocks.

Many People Report The Incident

A number of people living in the East Bay posted updates on the earthquake on various social media platforms. On Twitter, Raaeee described the earthquake as a shock that she felt — “I was sure that I could feel it!!! Unquestionably a pleasant nip in the bud for all of us here in San Ramon.” Jorge Rivera added, “It has made a significant impact on me in Hayward. That was a nice shake up there.” Amy Dawson stated that there was a significant impact felt in Fremont.

Additionally, Wayne Sr. stated the following regarding the earthquake: “I was startled by the loud rumbling and the sudden shock. Hayward and Union City share a border.” There was another news that the earthquake forced a flight’s landing at SFO to be delayed as a result. According to a tweet by Liam Pierce, his plane was approaching San Francisco for a landing when it suddenly picked up speed and climbed back into the sky to fly over the airport.

The pilot advised passengers that there had just been a moderate earthquake and that they needed to take certain preventative measures. SFO has validated that it is usual procedure to halt aviation traffic in order to perform a runway inspection after an earthquake.

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No Injuries or Damage

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There were no reports of any injuries or damages that were sustained. A second, less powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 jolted East Bay residents near San Leandro shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Wednesday evening’s quake followed that earlier tremor. The Hayward fault was the epicentre of both of the earthquakes.

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The Earthquake is a Warning

The earthquake served as a warning to be ready for bigger events. According to a 2015 analysis by the USGS, there is a 14.3 percent chance that an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 or higher would strike the Hayward Fault in the next 30 years. This fault extends around 74 miles along the western base of the densely populated East Bay Hills.

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According to the police stations in Richmond and El Cerrito, no significant damage had been recorded as of Saturday morning. Early on, due to ice conditions, BART lines were examined for damage; this caused a 20-minute delay. More than 7,873 people had reported feeling the earthquake by 9:30 a.m., according to Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS’ National Earthquake Information Center.

Because the ground moves differently, he explained, “people will experience it differently depending on what side of the fault they’re on.” There are other additional factors, including as the sort of building you are in and the soil you are sitting on. However, severe harm and fatalities typically don’t appear until magnitudes reach about 5.5.


  • Hrithik Fernandez

    Hrithik Fernandez Here, I moved from Srilanka and now am a resident of United States. I am currently an editor and have been in the teaching field for many years. I love meeting new people and getting to know them on a personal level. My skills include data science and I am a hard worker.


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