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Earthquake shakes Bay Area, emergency alert hits phones

Earthquake Bay Area: Earthquake shakes Bay Area, emergency alert hits phones

An earthquake rattled the Bay Area on Wednesday morning, and many residents were alerted to it by their phones. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a magnitude 4.1 earthquake centered near Isleton in Sacramento County was felt throughout the region. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, which allows people to self-report if they felt an earthquake, more than 1,000 people so far have reported feeling some shaking this morning related to the quake.

People who have emergency alerts on their phones got a secondary scare: An earthquake alert warning that residents should take shelter. Those alerts are meant to give people a few extra seconds to get to a safer spot in the event of a severe earthquake.

This is the second noticeable shaker of the week for Northern California. On Monday, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit Humboldt County. It was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks. Wednesday’s quake is also just one day after the 34th anniversary of the the Loma Prieta earthquake on Oct. 17, 1989. Coincidentally, Thursday is the U.S. Geological Survey’s “great shakeout,” a yearly earthquake preparedness drill that the USGS encourages communities and families to partake in.

Although it might seem like “earthquake weather” is in the air, seismologists and meteorologists agree that there’s no correlation between weather and earthquakes


By Chala Dandessa

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