Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-03-03 01:37:44 –
San Francisco, CA: Authorities said a small earthquake reaching magnitude 3.7 was felt along the Central Coast of California after midnight on Sunday.
The US Geological Survey has reported four earthquakes 12 miles south-southeast of Lopez Point.They struck between midnight and 6 am
Authorities have identified the location of the earthquake at the offshore San Simeon fault, which constitutes the larger San Andreas Fault system.
Only a handful of residents reported feeling the earthquake, and no injuries were reported.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “This really reminds us that we live in an earthquake-prone country and earthquakes are always happening around here,” said USGS seismologist Annemarie Baltay.
The quake occurred in an area near Big Sur, where Highway 1 was being rebuilt after it was washed away in January. Authorities said work would continue as planned.
Small earthquakes occurred within a few weeks of the recently reported large earthquakes in California, including the Bay Area.
“We expect two-thirds of the chances of a major earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 20 years, so we need to be prepared for a major earthquake,” says Baltay. “Make a plan. Know what you are trying to do. Have spare food and water and talk to your family.”
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