Earthquake in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, California - July 16, 2019

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Update 20:21 UTC:  Shaking map

Update 20:20 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-07-16 20:11:01

Depth (Hypocenter) : 12 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Blackhawk, Ca Jul 16 20:24 3.2 11 MAP
EMSC San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. Jul 16 20:24 3.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lafayette - Few seconds
  • Stockton - I heard a loud thump then some shaking. I have three monitors that are hooked onto one stand and they were swaying.
  • Atwater - Swaying felt while sitting in a building lobby area.
  • Lodi - Very weak shaking
  • Pleasanton - Practicing racquetball felt loud noise and motion for 1 or 2 sec
  • walnut creek - Light shaking
  • san leandro - it was actually like a big boom, not shaking and the second quake i didnt feel it at all.
  • Benicia ca - Nope.. not even weak shaking.. no shaking in Benicia ca.
  • Pittsburg - No damage,but the shaking was strong enough for me to notice. It shook the bed, just for two seconds.
  • Sunnyvale - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Blackhawk, Ca Jul 16 20:11 4.3 12 MAP
    EMSC San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. Jul 16 20:11 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pleasanton - Moderate shaking
  • Walnut Creek - 1:10 pm 7/16/2019 Rossmoor Walnut Creek light shaking lasting 2 seconds.
  • Antioch - Very weak shaking
  • moraga, ca - 2-3 sec
  • San Ramon, CA - 3 sec
  • Sunnyvale - 5-10s
  • Walnut Creek - Strong shaking
  • Tracy - Light shaking
  • Walnut Creek - Very weak shaking
  • Pleasanton - Moderate shaking
  • Tracy, California - 2-4 seconds shook my bed
  • Livermore - Moderate shaking
  • San Ramon - It lasted about 3 seconds and I felt smaller shocks before it. It shook the room up a little bit, but that was about it.
  • Livermore - none
  • Brentwood California - Light shaking
  • Livermore ca - Thumping like someone running through house followed by shaking: all in about 7 10 seconds. No damage
  • San Jose - I am in a very large structure -- a college library. I felt the building shake for about 3-5 seconds.
  • Stockton - It felt like a thump sound and I felt it
  • San Ramon - Woke me up from my sleep
  • Hayward - Moderate shaking
  • Livermore, California - no damage, perhaps 5 seconds. lots of banging from cubicles
  • Concord - No damage. I was on the 6th floor of a concrete building
  • LIVERMORE - 5 seconds
  • Castro Valley - Weak shaking
  • Walnut Creek - Light shaking
  • SFO Airport - Weak shaking
  • San Ramon - Two shakes with a pause in between of about 2-3 seconds. Entire shaking lasted maybe 10 seconds.
  • Tracy - More of an aftershock. Very small just felt like i was on a boat.
  • Antioch Ca - Lasted sbout 3 seconds. Felt like a back and forth shaking. Not a jolt. Some windows rattled. No apparent damage.
  • Lafayette - Moderate shaking
  • Fremont - Upper story at my house. Felt weak shaking at 1:08 PM.
  • Concord - Light shaking
  • California - At 1.15pm 7/16/19, hat fell from bookcase 94513 zip code
  • E. Palo Alto - Weak shaking
  • lafayette ca - brief shake rattled wood frame house. perhaps 1.5 seconds
  • Livermore - 2-3 seconds.
  • Oakland - 2. No Damage
  • redwood city - Weak shaking
  • Walnut Creek - Light shaking
  • Walnut Creek - Weak shaking
  • Tracy, California - Light shaking
  • Tracy - Felt like someone kicked my bed to wake me up then just shook for about 3 to 5 seconds
  • lafayette - Light shaking
  • Livermore - Light shaking
  • Hayward - Moderate shaking
  • San Francisco - Very weak shaking
  • San Leandro - Weak shaking
  • livermore ca - 10,second shake thud rolling sound.No damage.
  • Pleasanton - A small shake led up to a slightly more aggressive rumble/shake. Not very strong, but noticeable.
  • Walnut Creek - 1-2 seconds. No damage.
  • San Francisco, CA - Maybe 20 seconds; my plants all waved. Took place at about 20:12 UTC. Likely the Blackhawk one 4.3 north of Bay area. Apparently also another lesser one about 10 min. later, but I didn\'t notice that one.
  • Pleasanton - felt a smal shaking, then felt as though my apartment building was lifted up & slammed down. about 15 mins. light later shaking
  • Tracy California - 5 seconds at around 1:11 pm
  • Palo Alto - Very weak shaking
  • san ramon, ca - Light shaking
  • San francisco - Moderate shaking for about 5 seconds. House shook, nothing fell over.
  • Tracy - 2 seconds. No damage.
  • Daly City - Moderate shaking
  • Castro Valley - Moderate shaking
  • moraga - 2 seconds
  • San. Leandro - Didn\'t knock anything down in house, but woke me from sleeping..
  • Newark CA - Lasted just a few seconds but felt house move distinctly and all hanging items swinging afterward.... seemed strong but not super strong... just really distinct move; like something shoved our house a few inches forward.
  • Concord - it Was light Ana maybe 5 seconds.
  • Berkeley - a few seconds - 2 light ones
  • San francisco - My husband and I felt shaking in our high rise apartment a few minutes ago about 1:20pm 7/16/19 - I felt it - he felt it - I mentioned the movement - - chain on the ceiling on a hanging lamp moved and I noticed the leaves on a plant were moving...
  • Mountain House, CA - Light shaking for 5 seconds. Saw and felt headboard cabinet with mirror vibrating, bed shook and windows rattled. This happened around 1:15 pm
  • San mateo - Moderate shaking
  • ADELANTO - It lasted about 3 seconds, it startled me
  • Newark - it was a light shake about 5 seconds
  • Modesto - Weak
  • Oakland - I was sitting in my car in the garage at work and felt the shaking back and forth, left and right, more like a rolling feeling. It lasted about 5 seconds. There is no damage.
  • Concord - 3 sec-5 sec
  • Redwood City - Weak shaking
  • Fremont ca - 2 seconds
  • Sanger - Weak shaking
  • Walnut Creek - The building began shaking for around 3 seconds. No damage
  • Livermore - I was sitting on the couch, it was a rolling movement back and forth, the first "roll" was more of a jolt and by the time I got to the door frame it was more of a back and forth roll for a few seconds. I could definitely hear the rumbling in the ground though, as well as the creaks in my house and the keys shaking on our key hanger next to the front door.
  • El Cerrito/California - I thought the wind was shaking the house. My stove was vibrating.
  • El Cerrito/California - I thought the wind was shaking the house. My stove was shaking.
  • Walnut Creek - Light shaking
  • Union City, CA - Sitting at my computer around 1:10 p.m. when my chair started rocking and I heard a rumbling sound. Just a sharp jolt but definately knew it was an earthquake as stuff rattled in my home. No damage. Nothing fell.
  • Concord - Moderate thud. Lasted 2 seconds.
  • Stockton - Felt my apartment shake(second story) and saw the walls and my TV shake. Lasted a couple seconds. Woke up my cat too lol
  • Pacheco California - Felt the couch move under me for a couple seconds.
  • San Leandro - I was sitting at my desk, working on the computer. Clearly felt it. swayed a little bit, nothing fell off the shelf or anything. A little unnerving, but I'm ok. I'm use to "quakes" in the Bay Area. Rock and Roll. Allgood
  • Berkeley - Very quick, subtle, about 1PM
  • Pleasanton - Felt something has hit my home and I felt it twice. second time was worser than the first
  • Pleasanton - Light shaking
  • Pleasanton - Only lasted a few seconds! Not bad, no damage!
  • Stockton - 2-3 Seconds no visible damage. I live in a two story home was on the second floor when I felt it.
  • Livermore - It only lasted a couple of seconds but that was scary. It shook it broke the glass a t our warehouse and the shop supervisor is now adding up the damages.
  • Lafayette, CA - Born and raised in San Francisco so experienced earthquakes all my life, but with Climate Change and extraordinary weather conditions and earthquakes all over the world, this quick jolt got my attention, so bracing for the next one.
  • danville - No damage and it didn't feel like there would be any, but the brief jolt was more noticeable than the usual very minor earthquake that one hardly pays attention to: it was notable, enough to make one wonder whether some larger quake or jolt was not imminent.
  • San Ramon - Strong shaking

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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