Another Earthquake in the S.F. Bay Area this morning

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Another Earthquake struck on the Alameda County side of the San Francisco Bay this morning.  This one measured 4.0 on the Richter Scale.  It occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles, and took place at 6:49 AM PDT, as reported by the USGS.  For further information about this quake, see the story in the Los Angeles Times.

Back in July, I wrote here about another 4.0 earthquake in Fremont, California on the Hayward Fault.  The USGS said that residents living on the Hayward fault should prepare for a major quake “any day now.”  According to the article cited above, this wasn’t the “big one.”  A cynic might say in reply, “it never is.”  But,  I’ll take them at their word and hope that those responsible for the roads and other infrastructure take it seriously as well.

Chart courtesy of the USGS

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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