LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong California earthquake today 2012 has struck Fresno, San Jose, and sections of San Francisco’s Bay Area. The California earthquake today October 21, 2012 erupted at midnight and continued with aftershocks thereafter. The quake is one of the strongest to strike North California this fall.
Officials tell news that a 5.3 magnitude earthquake began in California at midnight. The quake, however, had virtually no depth. As a result the quake could be felt across the region. Officials tell news that the quake was only six miles below the earth’s surface.
USGS indicates to news the quake was centered twelve miles from New Idria. The quake was sixteen miles from San Lucas, officials tell news. It was seventeen miles east of King City and forty-eight miles from Hollister. The quake erupted ninety-one miles from San Jose as well.
Mapping reveals that the quake was northwest of Bakersfield, southwest of Fresno, Clovis and Madera. The earthquake erupted in the region west of the 5 Freeway and east of Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz. It was also southeast of San Jose, Sunnyvale and Fremont. No reports of damage and injuries have yet to be detailed by local news.
Earlier this month, moderate but shallow Southern California earthquakes struck near El Centro. Mapping revealed that the quakes were roughly one hundred miles east of downtown San Diego.