4.4 magnitude natural disaster in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

4.4 magnitude earthquake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

4.4 magnitude earthquake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

Santa Cruz is about 84 miles away from the epicenter.

The people of Berkeley and nearby cities had awakened due to the severe shaking.

"It's possible", he said of a bigger natural disaster occuring."[But] the chances of this quake foreshadowing a larger event, goes down quicker over time. But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had fallen from the shelves of a San Leandro Safeway store.

The historic luxury hotel had no damage, an employee said, declining to give her name.

Gina Solis posted on CBS San Francisco's Facebook page that it rocked her home in San Rafael.

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"Just felt everything shake here in my house in SF and our building emergency alarm went off", someone wrote on Twitter.

Its last major natural disaster was a 6.8-magnitude quake, which occurred on October 21st, 1868, destroying downtown Hayward and killing five people, injuring 30.

But there's also a chance that this was a foreshock, a precursor to a larger natural disaster.

'We live in natural disaster country so we should do all the things they tell us to do, ' Knudsen said. Some earthquakes can be more than 350 miles deep in countries such as Fiji, according to USGS duty seismologist Robert Sanders. It's been 150 years since the last rupture.

The Hayward Fault is capable of producing a 7-magnitude fault, which would have caused significantly more damage. Thirty people died then and there was extensive damage. Part of the Hayward fault runs along the Berkeley side of the East Bay hills. The trouble now though is that the population along the fault is 100 times larger, with an estimated two million people living directly on top of it.

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