SAN FRANCISCO — An earthquake with a preliminary 4.3 magnitude rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage.
The quake struck Tuesday afternoon nine miles south of Brentwood, Calif., and was largely felt in the areas near San Ramon, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Brentwood. Some people could feel the quake as far north as Walnut Grove and as far south as San Jose, according to United States Geological Survey.
"It was like someone pushed the house. That’s how it felt, the entire thing pushed. And i was like, ‘Oh God, OK," Claudia Franco told ABC10.
People took to social media to say they felt a sharp jolt in the area east of San Francisco. The last time this area of California was hit by an earthquake was nearly 40 years ago, when Livermore had two earthquakes hit on Jan. 24 and 26, 1980. Those two registered as a 5.8 and 5.2 magnitude, respectively.
“I thought it was going to be the ‘Big One.’ We’re just getting prepared, getting lanterns, supplies, so little by little we’re getting stuff together,” Franco said.
“I got really concerned and I was trying to pause my movie and my mom shouted for me, so I had to go pause it really quick and run it to here because we were both concerned that there was an earthquake," said 6-year-old Xiomara Franco.
Angela Chung, Project Scientist for Earthquake Early Warning at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, said on Twitter they felt the earthquake two seconds after the alert came through their system. The quake was followed minutes later by an aftershock with a 3.5 magnitude.