January 04, 2018
Photo from NBC Bay Area, NBC Universal Media
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault rocked the Bay Area early this morning. The earthquake was felt in Marin County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Sonoma County.
Rough and abrupt shaking could be felt near the San Francisco International Airport. System wide checks were made by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to ensure no damage occurred before allowing passengers to board.
The Hayward Fault is in the middle of the Bay Area, directly on top of the utility systems and massive infrastructure along with the millions of people that live right there. The Hayward Fault will be one of the nation’s most devastating faults once it ruptures and releases an all powerful earthquake.
Aftershocks follow after a large earthquake and take place over weeks or even years. The South Bay already has been rattled by a quake after the magnitude 4.5 earthquake in the Bay Area.
Should the Bay Area’s earthquake be a foreshock, then there will be a much larger earthquake, also known as mainshock, coming. After a huge mainshock hits, there are aftershocks that occur just as large and much more numerous.
THE MAINSHOCK IS HITTING CALIFORNIA. It’s a matter of when. Don’t wait for it.
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Last week, Papua New Guinea was shaken by a violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake, generating landslides and floods. The quake killed at least 15 people and injuring dozens more.
As Papua New Guinea was beginning to recover, another earthquake hit the small island today, measuring at magnitude 6.7 -- that’s the equivalent to California’s Northridge earthquake in 1994. Two more aftershocks followed -- 5.0 and 5.1. Bringing the death toll to at least 67 people killed from the earthquakes in Papua New Guinea. Around 150,000 people require aid after these earthquakes and aftershocks.