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Was There an Earthquake in the Bay Area Just Now?

This map tracks quakes in the last 24 hours in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding cities.

San Francisco Bay Area Quake Map

Recent Bay Area Quakes

This map shows all earthquakes near the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 24 hours. The darker blue circle shows the range we're filtering for.

Tiny, mostly unnoticeable quakes happen all the time in this part of the state. Some spots on the map will have several small quakes layered on top of one another. Zoom in for more detail.


Data: USGS
Map by Scott Pham

Did you feel it? Any time the earth shakes under our feet, it is a reminder that a big earthquake could strike the Bay Area any moment and we need to be ready for it.

DOCUMENTARY: Loma Prieta Earthquake, 30 Years Later. In this installment of our award-winning documentary series Bay Area Revelations, we look at how the earthquake forever changed the Bay Area and what’s being done to prepare for the next big one.

"We live in earthquake country on the ring of fire -- a red zone of seismic activity that circles the Pacific Ocean. From time to time, with little or no warning, the earth beneath our feet rumbles and shudders -- and sometimes shatters our world."

— Bay Area Revelations: Loma Prieta Earthquake, 30 Years Later

If you were in the Bay Area on October 17, 1989, you knew where you were and what you were doing at 5:04 p.m. when the 6.9 quake rocked the region. Hear untold stories from the survivors, first responders and unsung heroes from that day on the Bay Area Revelations documentary, Loma Prieta Earthquake, 30 Years Later.
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