Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes California’s Wine Country

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake in California’s Wine Country

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake gave California wine country a shake and was widely felt across the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday night. The tremor hit at 6:39 PM. at a depth of 4.6 miles near the Sonoma county city of Santa Rosa in the North Bay according to a U.S Geological survey. The epicenter was 1.8 miles south of Santa Rosa and 48 miles northwest of Berkeley.

It was felt as far south as San Francisco and as far north as clear lake according to the USGS shake map. As of the 7:15 premiere, 2700 people had reported feeling the earthquake to the USGS. Many hopped on social media to report feeling the quake. The first earthquake I have felt since moving to CA almost 5 years ago wrote one Twitter user. Needless to say, I m lightly shaken. I m in Santa Rosa and both my cats are under my bed wrote another “I grew up with earthquakes but it’s been years could be a decade?” Most of the person share their experiences through social media.

The quake occurred on the Rodgers Creek Fault which is part of the San Andreas system. The Rodgers Creek Fault is part of the San Andreas system. The last big earthquake on it was in the 18th century said Lucy Jones California seismologist who authored the book The Big ones on Twitter. It has a long-term slip rate of just under 1cm/yr which puts it in the same class as Hayward Garlock mo San Jacinto.

There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this earthquake is available on the USGS event page. See the latest USGS event page. See the latest USGS event page. See the latest USGS quake alerts report feeling earthquake activity and tour interactive Fault maps in the SFGATE earthquake section.

Some of the people captured this in the video in which all things shattered here and there. Living upstairs was not good one of them was doing that but they are safe. Most of the residents posted messages of broken dishes and pictures falling off of walls. The Santa Rosa fire department sent out a community alert in which they responded to multiple reports of Odores of gas, gas leaks, fire alarms as well as stuck elevators. No report of any injuries related to the quake at this time.

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