Earth rumbles in Fremont


Kurt Strazdins

Graphic shows large earthquake logo over broken earth and Richter scale reading

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor

An earthquake centered near Fremont and Union City on the Hayward Fault shook ground Tuesday morning at 2:41 a.m.

The fault’s earthquake hit a magnitude of 4.0, within a depth of 5 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey, with the epicenter of the quake near Mission Boulevard and Mayhews Road along the Hayward Fault.

USGS further reported that 13 aftershocks followed the initial earthquake, the highest being a magnitude of 2.7. The final aftershock occurred at 6:40 a.m. At the time of this publication, no injuries or damages have been reported.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system reported systemwide delays ranging between 15 to 20 minutes around the Bay Area due to internal inspections of their tracks.

Bay Area residents flooded Twitter and stated they felt the shake as far as Downtown San Jose, Oakland and Redwood Shores.

The last major earthquake from the Hayward Fault occurred on Oct. 21, 1868, containing a magnitude of 6.8.

According to the USGS, 30 people were killed and is the 12th most lethal earthquake in U.S. history.
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