According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, three consecutive earthquakes rattled Northern California near San Francisco. The earthquakes reached up to 3.5 magnitudes.
The first quake, nearly 6 miles deep, struck near Pacifica at 6:01 a.m., 14 miles southwest of San Francisco. This earthquake incident happened on Tuesday, March 28.
A few minutes later, another pair of earthquakes of 2.8 magnitudes struck the same area at 6:04 a.m.
According to the USGS data, more than 2,553 people from as distant locations as Concord and Santa Cruz felt the quivers.
After the earthquake in Northern California, many people took to Twitter and commented on whether they felt the can't quakes or not;
"Felt it in El Granada - a jolt one to wake up to this AM."
"U can see the geological fault lines in the sand in Pacifica if driving on highway 1. Transition changes the color of the sand."
"I felt it in SF Bayview. I wasn't sure if it was just one jolt or two."
"I felt it and felt one of the aftershocks in San Bruno!"
"3.5 is a baby quake, the most won't even feel it."
The earthquake season has wreaked havoc in many other regions, but the U.S. doesn't have any causality, let alone the severity, like the quakes in Turkey, Syria, and West Asia.
Earthquakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitudes aren't usually mild, and many people can feel them. Hence, they don't cause any extreme casualties. However, quakes of less than 2.5 magnitudes are rarely felt.
Things to Consider During Earthquakes
Sudden shocks from tremors can lead to avalanches, tsunamis, landslides, or fires. Hence, beware of the local weather reports and check on the news if you feel a quake because the government usually gives warnings of looming threats through the announcement made by news channels.
Fires, tsunamis, landslides, and avalanches are more likely to occur in Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington, and Puerto Rico. If an earthquake strikes near you. Apart from that, it's best to keep yourself secure and away from huge buildings.
If you're inside the home, take shelter beside the interior wall without any windows. And to keep your head and neck safe with your arms. If you're driving, exit the car and stand in an open space.
Have you felt the tremors of earthquakes in Northern California as well, tell us in the comments section.
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