Magnitude 4.5 quake hits in Diablo Range, is felt in Bay Area

DIABLO GRANDE – A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Monday night in the Diablo Range east of San Jose and was felt throughout the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was reported at 9:13 p.m. about three miles north of Diablo Grande, a bedroom community nestled in the mountains between San Jose and Patterson, the USGS reported.

A “felt report” on the USGS website indicated the earthquake was felt throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, and as far north as Portola in Plumas County, as far east as Mammoth Lakes and as far south as Visalia.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

The quake was preceded by two others Monday in the same general area – a magnitude 4.0 around 5:15 p.m. and a magnitude 3.6 around 8:45 p.m., according to the USGS.

The magnitude 4.5 earthquake was followed by a pair of magnitude 3.2 quakes at 9:40 p.m. and 10:25 p.m., the USGS reported.

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