California Shakes In Earthquake As East Coast Recovers

By: John Lester
Published: Aug 25, 2021

The East Coast recovers from their earthquake as California begins to shake with a large ground tremor that is rocking the state.

A minor jolt struck the San Francisco Bay area Wednesday at 9:57 a.m. This was just hours after a similar temblor hit the same spot late Tuesday night. The U.S. Geological Survey says both Tuesday’s magnitude-3.6 earthquake and Wednesday’s magnitude-3.5 quake were centered about six miles southeast of Oakland along the Hayward fault, a major Northern California fault zone.

The Sierra Nevada high country was also rattled by an earthquake early Wednesday. The USGS says a magnitude-4.4 quake hit at 4:59 a.m. about nine miles southeast of Mammoth Lakes. Mono County sheriff’s dispatcher says authorities have had no reports of damage.

A magnitude-5.8 quake jolted much of the eastern United States on Tuesday. It was the biggest earthquake shake since 1988. According to scientists, it may be followed by aftershocks for weeks to come.

“All of a sudden I feel the table shaking,” Brian Loebig said by telephone from Chesterfield, outside Richmond. “I was doing laundry, so I thought maybe the spin cycle had got out of whack. It would have had to have been incredibly out of whack. It was maybe two minutes. The dog was going crazy.” Sure enough, it was an earthquake, the same shakes that happen in California.

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