Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area

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A magnitude 3.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday night, but no injures or damages have been reported since. 

The earthquake was felt throughout the entire region around 6:29 p.m. local time. The San Francisco Fire Department later said there has been no report about any injuries or damages. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake had a 4.2 shock rate in its epicenter, which was later identified to be Ashland. The quake was downgraded to 4.0 and later to 3.9. 

The magnitude 3.9 quake rattled residents living in San Francisco, Castro Valley, all through the East Bay.

“It was almost like you could feel it coming,” Vicky Esquivel, who lives in Hayward, told ABC News. “I felt like my house was going to fall off the foundation. I was so scared and then I just screamed and ran into the living room and my husband and I both looked at each other and said earthquake.”

Danielle Joyce Ong

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