BAY AREA RATTLED: By 4.0 Earthquake

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 9.27.13 AMIf taxes in California aren’t enough reason not live in Cali, earthquakes are the other. No thank you.

Bay Area resident were jolted awake Monday morning when a 4.0 earthquake rattled the region.

The quake struck at 6:49 a.m. with an epicenter about one mile north of Piedmont along the Hayward Fault, according to the United States Geological Survey. Maps provided by the USGS indicate the quake was centered near Modoc Avenue in Oakland.

People reported feeling the temblor, which had a depth of 5.4 kilometers, in San Francisco, further inland in the East Bay and in the North Bay. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The USGS said there is a low likelihood of casualties or damage due to the quake, but there is the chance of secondary hazards from the shaker such as landslide.

Sean Lydon, who lives on La Salle Avenue, just yards from the Hayward Fault and close to the quake’s epicenter, reported some minor plaster cracks at his home.

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