3.5 quake shakes Bay Area Sunday morning


A 3.5 magnitude earthquake woke up those sleeping-in Sunday morning in the Bay Area, rattling at its epicenter about 9 miles north of Morgan Hill at 10:31 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.

The epicenter was in east San Jose north of Morgan Hill, but cities as far away as San Francisco reported feeling the temblor that occurred along the Calaveras Fault. The small quake lasted about one to two seconds.

According to the USGS website, “historically, the southern half of the central segment of the Calaveras Fault has been the most seismically active segment of the fault.” 

It produced the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck Morgan Hill and surrounding areas in 1984 and a 6.2 earthquake in 1911.

Many Twitter users took to tweeting about the quake Sunday morning, asking their followers if they felt the rumble.

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