5.1 Magnitude Earthquake strikes in San Francisco Bay area, Sundar Pichai reacts

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday, shaking buildings and marking the strongest quake the region has seen in eight years.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11:42 a.m. local time about 12 miles east of San Jose at a depth of about 4 miles. The area is about 40 miles southeast of downtown San Francisco.

According to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, nearly 1,00,000 people reported receiving a warning before the shaking began.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared the alert on Twitter and said that, “The alert came just before, felt like a long one, hope everyone is ok (sic).”

The earthquake was the largest the Bay Area had experienced in years, according to USGS data and seismologist Lucy Jones. The last notable quake was a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Napa in 2014.

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