M4.5 Earthquake Rattles North of Walnut Creek

M4.5 Earthquake Rattles North of Walnut Creek

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Walnut Creek late Monday night, according to the USGS.

The quake, which struck at 10:33 p.m. and was centered 2.2 miles north of Walnut Creek, was felt across the Bay Area. A smaller 2.5 magnitude temblor shook the same area just a few minutes before, the USGS said.

No injuries or significant damage were immediately reported; some stores in the Pleasant Hill area reported items falling off shelves.

It wasn’t immediately clear which fault was the source of the quake. The USGS reported several aftershocks measuring under 2.0 in the minutes after the larger shaker.

BART said trains were running at reduced speeds as crews complete track inspections and riders should expect residual delays of 10-15 minutes across the system.

Further information was not immediately available.

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