4.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the San Francisco region

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Location of Morgan Hill within California.

A light earthquake, measured at a magnitude of 4.3, struck the San Francisco, California region at 10:40 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday morning. The earthquake was described as "short, but strong" by a dispatcher for the Morgan Hill Police Department. The quake was originally reported as having a magnitude of 4.4.

According to the US Geological survey, the epicentre of the quake was approximately eleven miles north of Morgan Hill, or about 16 miles southeast of San Jose.

No immediate damage has been reported, but Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains were delayed for five to ten minutes while inspectors searched for any damage.

The earthquake was felt as far away as Santa Rosa and Napa to the north and Soledad to the south.


Morgan Hill, California on Wikipedia.