Epicenter Of California Earthquake Traced To Ground Under San Francisco International Airport

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The majority of the Bay Area was rocked by a magnitude-3.7 earthquake that struck beneath San Francisco International Airport on Friday night, according to the US Geological Survey.

Seismologists estimate that the trembling was located more than 8 miles below the surface of San Mateo County and that it began around 6:30 p.m. local time.

Less than a magnitude 4.0 earthquake is regarded as mild and typically causes little to no damage.

The modest magnitude of the earthquake prevented Californians from receiving alerts on their cell phones, which usually occur before to quakes with a magnitude of 4.5 or higher.

The local government did not disclose any earthquake-related damage right away, but travelers did face delays while infrastructure safety checks were made.

According to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, trains were running slower as system checks were being done.