Digital News Report- A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck the south bay at 10:40am this morning. The epicenter was 14 miles ESE of the San Jose City Hall at a depth of 3.9 miles. Light to moderate shaking has been felt throughout the bay area as far north as Santa Rosa and as far south as Monterey County. At this time there is no report of injury or damage.
The quake occurred along the Calaveras fault, which is a major branch of the San Andreas fault. It’s a lateral moving strike-slip fault. On October 30th, 2007 the fault produced a 5.6 earthquake that was the most most powerful quake in the bay area since Loma Prieta in 1989.
The Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, which occurred during the World Series, killed 63 people. Sections of the bay bridge also collapsed and downtown Santa Cruz was devastated. Santa Cruz recently completed the last building to be rebuilt since the earthquake destroyed much of Pacific Avenue. This was the first earthquake to be televised live.
The bay area has received numerous tremors in the past few weeks. Most of them have ranged between 1.0 and 2.9.