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Earthquake Swarm Strikes California for Second Time in 3 Days

by Josh Lanier
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Northern California was rattled Tuesday following four small earthquakes, according to Fox News. It was the second time in three days that the area was hit with multiple tremors.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake swarm struck along the northern edge of the Calaveras Reservoir in Alameda County, located about six miles northeast of Milpitas, Calif. The USGS said a 2.7 magnitude quake struck at 8:16 a.m. That was followed by a 3.0 earthquake about 10 minutes later and a 1.3. magnitude quake in the same area. Two minutes after 9 a.m., a third 3.3-magnitude quake hit the northern reservoir area.

“I was just sitting on them bricks right there and I just felt a little jolt,” Milpitas resident Jeff Gio told KPIX-TV.

Though some residents just accepted the quakes as part of living in the Golden State.

“It’s just California. It is what it is,” Norman Arnold told the station.

The earthquakes struck along the Calaveras fault system, located in the hills east of the San Francisco Bay Area. USGS data shows that people felt the quakes in the Fremont, Milpitas, and San Jose areas.

There were no reports of damage or injuries, the New York Post said.

The earthquake swarm on Tuesday was the second in three days for the Milpitas area. On Sunday, twin quakes also struck along the Calaveras Reservoir. Two similar-sized shallow temblors also struck the reservoir about a month ago, the East Bay Times reported.

Social media reacts to earthquakes

As news broke of the latest round of quakes in northern California, social media has weighed in.

Some just saw this as another issue to add to the growing list of problems in 2020. California has struggled with wildfires for most of the summer. Smoke from the fires was so bad that it gave the sky a nightmarish orange color. Not to mention COVID-19, which the state has struggled with since March.

Though some felt earthquakes were just something that came with living in that part of the country.

The region is located along the volatile “Ring of Fire” seismic fault system that circles the Pacific Ocean, Fox News said.