Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Rocks the East Bay

At 11:42 AM on Tuesday the 25th, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 rocked the East Bay. The earthquake was centered around San Jose, and rocking was felt for approximately five seconds in East Bay towns including Lafayette.

We will keep posting updates on this story as it develops.

UPDATE 11:47am: The magnitude is now listed as 5.0. The quake occurred near Seven Trees, California outside San Jose, and occurred at a depth of 6.9KM.

On social media, users had begun to share updates about the quake almost immediately. Throughout the Bay Area, citizens have reported feeling the quake.

UPDATE 11:55am: The USGS has updated its Shake Map, indicating Light to Moderate shaking at places around the Bay Area. The magnitude has been reviewed and determined to be 5.1

Courtesy USGS

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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