Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes California’s Wine Country

San Francisco: According to recent reports, California Wine Country was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was felt widely across the San Francisco Bay region on Tuesday night. According to the US Geological Survey, a tremor had hit at 6:39 pm at a depth of 4.6 miles. It happened near the Sonoma County City of Santa Rosa in the North Bay.

The epic center is said to be 1.8 miles to the south of Santa Rosa and 48 miles northwest of Berkeley. It was felt as far as south of San Francisco and as far as north up to Clear Lake. Approximately more than 2700 people have confirmed that they have felt the earthquake to the USGS. Many people have also taken to social media platforms to report feeling the earthquake.

There has been no report or update as of now regarding any damage or injury resulting from the earthquake. For more information, people can check the USGS event page. The earthquake actually occurred on the Rodgers Creek Fault. It is a part of the San Andreas system and the last big earthquake happened this year in the 18th century.

Santa Rose Fire Department advised on Twitter that they are receiving complaints of gas odors, gas leaks, fire alarms as well as stuck elevators. Paul Lowenthal, Fire Marshal has said that the department got several calls immediately after the earthquake.

Fortunately, there were no fires as a result of the gas leaks. Some people have advised that there was a violent shake which lasted for about 10 seconds and was followed by the aftershock. Some videos have emerged which have shown damage from the earthquake. It included toppled figurines on Slater Street resident’s floor with crooked pictures on the wall.

Some people have reported that they have noticed cracks in their walls. Memorabilia of the Marine Corps are broken and there was damage to the home’s exterior PVC water pipes. We await further updates from the authorities and are hoping that there would be no casualties.

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