4.5 earthquake jolts Piedmonters, others in the Bay Area


Map of 4.5 earthquake on Monday, October 14.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Bay Area Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck at 10:33 p.m. and was centered 2.2 miles north of Walnut Creek.

Although there were no reports of injuries or damage locally, according to the California Report/KQED, the quake caused “malfunctions” at the Shell and Marathon oil refineries in Martinez. KQED reported at noon Tuesday that the refineries had returned to normal operations.

You can see a map of recent earthquakes on the USGS website here.

Follow SFQuakeBot (@earthquakesSF) on Twitter for real-time notifications. (This is not a USGS account, but uses USGS data.)

Get tips on how to best prepare for earthquakes and other disasters with the City of Piedmont’s “Get Ready, Piedmont” disaster preparedness guide, available online here . Printed copies available at the Piedmont Fire Department, according to the City’s website.

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