Saturday, January 8, 2011

Earthquake in San Francisco

A 4.1 magnitude Earthquake was felt in San Francisco as well as in San Jose and the Bay area today. According to sources, small jolts were felt around the northern California area, but scientists say though it was nerve racking, it was also common and routine.

The epicenter of today’s California earthquake was 13 miles southeast of San Jose’s City Hall and occurred at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, within a patch of rocks deep underground near the Calaveras Fault in a remote oak-studded landscape.

“It’s not unusual for the Calaveras to have magnitude 4 quakes, which may knock things off shelves but are unlikely to cause any structural hurt,” said USGS seismologist David Oppenheimer, based in Menlo Park.

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