4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Bay Area, felt as far as South Bay

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Bay Area
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Bay Area Monday night.Resident throughout the Bay Area felt the shaking, especially in San Francisco where one man describes feeling his table jolt.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Bay Area Monday night. USGS originally called it a 4.7 but later downgraded it to 4.5.

The USGS says it was centered in Pleasant Hill, Calif. The quake struck at 10:33 p.m. and was centered 2.2 miles north of Walnut Creek.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was felt across the Bay Area. While it was centered in the East Bay it was felt as far as the South Bay.

A 2.5 earthquake also hit the same area moments before the 4.5.

Police in Oakland, Pleasant Hill and Martinez said they've received no reports of any injuries or damage.

Several people felt the shaking throughout the East Bay and San Francisco and even in Santa Cruz.

A seismologist talks about the 4.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

BART reported Monday night that they are running trains at reduced speeds while they inspect the tracks. The inspection caused some slight delays.

ABC7 News Laura Anthony describes feeling the shaking during a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in the East Bay.

This earthquake comes just days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Take a look at ABC7's in-depth coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake here.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.