A 4-magnitude earthquake struck near the San Francisco Bay area Sunday afternoon. The quake, centered around Concord, California, hit at 3:13 p.m. PDT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This was the strongest in a series of quakes Sunday.
A 2.7-magnitude quake followed about a minute later. Earlier, at 3:01 p.m. PDT, a 2.5-magnitude earthquake hit. A 2.4-magnitude earthquake hit at 3:28 p.m., and a 1.6-magnitude earthquake hit at 3:56 p.m. The quakes were about two-thirds of a mile south of Concord. There were no immediate reports of damage, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The series did not strike Rafael Abreu, geophysicist for the USGS, as strange.
Only the 4-magnitude earthquake was felt in San Francisco, according to the USGS and residents reacting and posting on Twitter.
My dog barked at the quake. She is a true San Francisco pup. https://twitter.com/
â€” Liza Sperling (@lizasperling)
I felt that earthquake I thought that my building was just shaking but nope....https://twitter.com/
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â€” Donna Palmer (@donlyn1)
p>â€” Paayal Zaveri (@paayalzaveri)
A 3.8-magnitude earthquake had rattled California earlier Sunday, hitting near Los Angeles. While earthquakes are common in the state, earthquakes also struck in areas of the U.S. where they are uncommon during the weekend. A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck in Dallas Sunday morning, and a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Michigan Saturday. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said earthquakes in his state are rare, the Chicago Tribune reports.
"It's not an indication something's happening wrong here," USGS' Abreu said. "These quakes could happen anywhere in the world. We would expect to see 2.5 and 4 in the Michigan area. It is significant because it's rare, but it's not shocking."