Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

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Oct. 26, 2022

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, shaking buildings and marking the region's strongest earthquake in eight years.

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The U.S. Geological Survey said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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The earthquake struck at a depth of about 4 miles about 12 miles east of San Jose at 11:42 a.m. local time.

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According to USGS data and seismologist Lucy Jones, it was the biggest Gulf region earthquake in years.

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Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said it was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the 6.0-magnitude quake in Napa in 2014.

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The quake happened on the Calaveras fault, one of eight major faults in the Bay Area and a branch of the San Andreas fault line.

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The National Weather Service's Bay Area office said shaking could be felt at its Monterey office. 

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Trains for BART and Caltrain briefly paused operation before resuming at reduced speeds, the agencies tweeted. 

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