An 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Northern California prompted a fire department response regarding gas leaks reported and gas odor and fire alarms ringing and elevators being stuck on Tuesday evening as per the Santa Rosa Fire Department.
The quake was located in Santa Rosa, which is just over 50 miles to the north to San Francisco.
The 4.4 Temblor that was felt at 6:39 p.m. in the PT time zone, was followed by an 3.9 magnitude one as reported by The San Francisco Chronicle. Its epicenter is 4.66 miles below the surface.
The quakes, which felt from as far north as Mendocino County and as far south as Santa Clara County, also caused damage to walls and damaged pictures as reported by the local newspaper as well as the U.S. Geological Survey.
“I didn’t know if there was an airplane had crashed close by, it was extremely intense,” downtown Santa Rosa resident Brooks Anderson told the Chronicle. He claimed that numerous oil paintings were thrown from his walls.
The house was built in 1876 . It was also able to withstand the 1906 San Francisco earthquake which claimed the lives of thousands of people.
There are no injuries or significant damage have been confirmed, according to Santa Rosa Police Department. Santa Rosa Police Department.
A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the East Bay on Sunday, according to the Chronicle.