3.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Bay Area

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake gave a quick jolt to the Bay Area on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., the United States Geological Survey reported. The epicenter was located in Corralitos, between Gilroy and Santa Cruz, initial reports said. 

Preliminary reports designated the quake as magnitude 3.9; the USGS later downgraded it to magnitude 3.6. The depth of the quake was 13 km.

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries. 

The quake was widely felt across the Bay Area, as well as the Central Coast and Valley. Reports of residents who felt the shake ranged from Marin to Monterey, and as far east as Los Banos, according to the USGS Shake Map.

“A rumble then a hard jolt like a truck coming down the road,” one Santa Cruz resident described on Twitter

As a precaution, Cal Fire’s San Mateo – Santa Cruz (CZU) unit activated a procedure for its fire stations in Santa Cruz County to conduct damage assessments, if any. During the procedure, stations park the vehicles outside and conduct building damage assessments, the unit tweeted.

More information on this earthquake is available on the USGS event page.

See the latest USGS quake alerts, report feeling earthquake activity and tour interactive fault maps in SFGATE’s earthquake section.


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