Residents surrounding the Bay Area were surprised by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake around 10:30 pm Monday, sending shockwaves throughout many Northern California communities.
The 4.5 quake was the first of two to hit near Pleasant Hill Monday night, with the second coming in at 2.5 magnitude. The shaking of the first quake was felt in a large area of NorCal, from Sacramento to Santa Rosa and all the way down to San Jose.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Shake Map shows just how far and wide the shaking was felt:
The USGS Shakemap from the 4.5 earthquake. Felt through a wide area pic.twitter.com/tCNqIsobZm— Mark Finan (@kcraFinan) October 15, 2019
Videos have emerged of the incessant shaking throughout Bay Area homes:
SPOOKY! Check out this new #earthquake video from a #Berkeley home all decked out for Halloween. Thanks to Nancy McAllister for sharing these videos with us!— KRON4 News (@kron4news) October 15, 2019
More videos and photos from around the #BayArea here https://t.co/eq1pL9QLGj pic.twitter.com/L9FiO5QRpq
A Nest camera in a home in Pleasant Hill caught the moment a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rolled its way through the Bay Area. more coverage of the quake here: https://t.co/n1t5zaX0DK pic.twitter.com/riRwdSaIhd— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) October 15, 2019
With smaller earthquakes typically a precursor to a big quake, the shakeups have Bay Area residents hoping that the next big one doesn’t happen soon.