Moderate quake hits the Bay Area

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The Bay Area was shaken by a moderate earthquake on Monday with no immediate reports of damage.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the magnitude 4.3 quake occurred at 10:40 a.m. and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) located its epicenter 11 miles north of Morgan Hill, seven miles east of Seven Trees and 16 miles east-southeast of San Jose’s City Hall.

People in downtown San Jose said it felt like a jolt in high rise buildings with blinds shaking back and forth.

Commuters of BART, the Bay Area’s heavy-rail public transit system, were experiencing up to 10-minute delays as inspectors checked the tracks for any possible damage.

The Bay Area is traversed by six major slip-strike fault systems, many of which are “sister faults” of the infamous San Andreas Fault.